The good news is that a threat was thwarted. The bad news is that public reaction is unsatisfied. While concern is rightly placed on school safety and school climate, the tenor of ensuing discourse threatens reasoned and compassionate response. A better informed public response would be more constructive.
After School Superintendent Marinel McGrath reported that a West Middle School student was in possession of a hit list, one parent says there are many concerned about the safety of the children if the student returns to school. (via Parent Concerned with ‘Hit List’ Student Returning to West Middle School - Andover, MA Patch)