8th grader from Poway questioned after hit list found

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POWAY, Calif. - An investigation was underway in Poway after a "hit list" with names of faculty and students was found Thursday.

School staff discovered an eighth-grade student's so-called "hit list" Thursday around 11:30 a.m. at Meadowbrook Middle School, Poway Sheriff's detective Chris Allen said.

The student was detained by authorities and everyone whose name was on the list was notified, according to the detective.

Detectives said although the boy has no prior history of violence and no access to guns, they considered it a serious and credible threat.

Deputies will also conduct increased patrols at the school on Friday.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous "Students Speaking Out" hotline at 888-580-8477.

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