Student found with "shoot list" at Clay County High School

A Clay County high school student was found with a "shoot list" in his possession. He said it was a joke, but officials are investigating it thoroughly.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Clay High School student after a "shoot list" was found in his possession.

A Clay County Schools spokesperson, Nicole Snyder, said in a statement the student claimed the list was a joke. Snyder said the student is going to be disciplined according to their Code of Student Conduct, but at this time it isn't known if the student was suspended.

The statement also said that there may be possible charges from law enforcement and the State Attorney's Office, but it didn't confirm if he was arrested.

The Superintendent of Clay County Schools has released a statement regarding the issue:

The Clay County School District was reminded today of the character of its student body. While it is inevitable that incidents will happen, we are very proud of the fact that it was a student who alerted adults when confronted with a potentially dangerous situation. It is clear that we have created a positive culture in our schools where students feel comfortable communicating openly with staff. This is the type of climate the Clay County School District has cultivated and supports, highlighting that it is one of the safest school districts in the state of Florida. The district will continue to encourage students to speak up as this provides a pathway to collective problem solving and elevating the instructional culture. We will collectively work with students, families, and caregivers to ensure Clay County School District provides a safe and instructionally sound experience.

Stay with First Coast News as this story develops.

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