POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) - San Diego Sheriff's deputies (SDSO) are investigating a second alleged "hit list" found at a North County middle school Friday.
The second list is believed to be unrelated to the list discovered Thursday, according to a letter sent to parents Friday from Meadowbrook Middle School Principal Miguel Carrillo.
"Authorities are meeting with the student and their family and are currently conducting an investigation, and we will be contacting families as needed. We are continuing to cooperate with law enforcement and will provide any additional information as necessary," Carrillo's letter read.
SDSO said a seventh-grade student was found in possession of a "hit list" containing students' names by school staff. That student was detained and those named on the list have been notified, according to SDSO detective Jess Allensworth.
A deputy with the Sheriff’s department will be on campus Monday to address any questions and concerns.
Carrillo wrote that on Monday counselors will be available for students, staff, and families; law enforcement will have a presence on campus and in the community; staff will operate with a heightened supervision before and after classes.
"I again want to commend our students who courageously provided us information so that we are able to proactively address safety issues with urgency. We are grateful to our students who 'See something, say something,' which helps keep us all safe," Carrillo's letter read.
Thursday Sheriff's deputies detained an eighth-grade student they said was in possession of an unrelated hit list containing names of students and staff members. Those named on the list have since been notified as well.