Parents in Berryhill concerned about "kill list" Twitter account

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Updated: 1/08/2013 9:55 pm Published: 1/08/2013 6:47 pm

Parents and students were buzzing in Berryhill after a Twitter account had many worried about school violence at the town’s high school. Some students in Berryhill hadn’t seen the screen shot of the BHSkilllist” Twitter account until FOX23showed them.

“That's just not a good thing. (It scares me) a little bit,” one freshman told FOX23.

Administrators at Berryhill High School say the list was never a kill list.

“We had a student's journal that was turned in to the High School office,” Superintendent Mike Campbell told FOX23 Tuesday.

On a page of the journal was a list of student names.

“There was never anything threatening written in the book, I saw it myself,” Campbell said. “Another student that did not own the journal had taken a photo of that list.”

That's the student who created this Twitter account, and they called it the BHS kill list.

“I would be concerned but no I wouldn't take it that seriously,” one grandmother with a grandson at the school said.

Administrators here at the High School have punished the student who created that Twitter account.
Campbell says there's still a lot of rumors and exaggerations spreading around the small town.

“You never know if someone's serious, or what someone's going through to make them want to do that,” a student countered.

Parents contacted FOX23, upset the district never notified them or authorities about the situation, and superintendent responded to those questions.

“Our principal, our assistant principal worked many hours on this. They did not ever see or observe anything threatening in nature directed at any student, so therefore it was our determination after that investigation that there was no criminal activity, so we elected not to call the authorities.”

Superintendent Campbell says this is not the first time he has dealt with a kill list situation, and if he has another one that he has to deal with in the future, he’d handle it the exact same way. He says anyone who has a problem with that should talk with him or the Principal at the High School.

FOX23 contacted the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office about this incident. They said they usually don't want to step on a school district's administrative decisions, but they do think if a threat, credible or not, is uncovered they should be contacted.

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Justaparent - 1/9/2013 7:44 AM
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There is no way that you can twist the truth on this. To have childrens's name on list that is a "Kill List" is just wrong. These types of things can no longer be ignored. You never know what people are going to do.

GodsGutterPunk - 1/9/2013 6:07 AM
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of course fox 23 showed , them, how else were they gona fill this time slot, what with a number of how many got saved at church last weekend,this is just freekin stupid, it's like the news has a lience to twist and pervert the truth anyway they want for whoever pays them, crap like this gets on my nerves
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