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‘Hit list’ rumor at Meadowbrook High turned out to be a ‘game’

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Posted at 7:23 PM, Mar 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-18 19:23:48-04

CHESTERFIELD, Va. -- A widely-circulated rumor  had parents and students at  Meadowbrook High School worried that a student had produced a hit list of fellow classmates to harm.

"I just heard [about] it and kept moving," said student William Lawson, who overheard the rumor in the hallway.

Chesterfield Police immediately began investigating, along with school resource officers who asked questions on-site.

"Upon investigation, it was determined that the student had not made any threats and the alleged list was actually notes related to a game the student plays," said Liz Caroon, a spokeswoman with Chesterfield Police. The game is not a video game either.

"The Chesterfield County Police Department takes all reports of this nature seriously and thoroughly investigates each one," Caroon added. 

Chesterfield Police would not elaborate on what "game" the student was playing.

"I'm glad police did what they did, it is better to be safe than sorry," one mother told CBS 6