2 Ariz. Cheerleaders' online 'hit list' under investigation

Authorities: 9 students, 1 teacher on list

FLORENCE, Ariz. - Two cheerleaders are under investigation by the Pinal County Sheriff's Office after a "hit list" they created was posted online.

Authorities said Wednesday that one girl is an eighth-grade student at Walker Butte K-8 School and the other girl is a 10th-grader at Poston Butte High School, both in the Florence Unified School District.

Sheriff's officials say the two girls are suspected of posting the list on the social media site with an icon of a pistol next to the words "hit list."

Authorities say the list contained the names of nine students and one teacher.

The girls claim they created the list to name people they didn't like, but didn't intend on harming any of them.

School district officials say both students are facing suspension pending a hearing.

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