CLARKSTON, MI – A 12 year old girl became the main suspect after a ‘Kill List’ was reported by a parent who became concerned when their daughter, who’s name was on the list, told them of the potential threat made towards students at Everest Academy in Clarkston on Tuesday May 15th, 2018.
Everest Collegiate High School and Academy is an independent, private Catholic school from preschool through 12th grade providing gender specific education on a co-ed campus.
At about 1:30PM Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Everest Academy located at 5935 Clarkston Road for a possible threats report.
A student’s parent came to the school to speak with the principal regarding a threat that another one of the students had made. The parent advised the principal that this student had produced a “Kill List” and his daughters name was on it. The parent stated that his daughter informed him of the list and said it was at least a month old. The parent wanted to make the school aware of the information and he had not made contact with the Sheriff’s Office.
Everest Academy School Administrators called the Sheriff’s Office to file a report and to make the local authorities aware that they had a 12 year old student that had written down some names in a book that looked like a “Kill List”. The parents and or guardians of the children who were on the list were advised of the incident. The school principal stated that he had spoken to the child and she told them that the list was a joke and it was made a long time ago. School Administrators believe that the threat was not credible, but that administrators are following zero tolerance school policy by expelling the student permanently.
Oakland County Sheriff’s Detectives spoke with school staff members who became involved with the complaint. Detectives responded to the suspect’s residence to speak with the child’s mother. The student’s mother stated she would not talk to the police nor would she let her child talk to the police until her husband was available and she did not know when that may be. She stated that she may be available tomorrow and that she and her husband would bring their child to the substation to speak with Detectives.
According to the child’s mother, the child has no access to firearms, and will not be returning to the school.
The incident remains under investigation and when complete will be presented to the Oakland County Prosecutors’ Office.