Fifth Grader With Hit List Targets New Jersey School, Officials Say

Source: Josh Margolin /  ABC News

An 11-year-old-fifth grader with a history of psychological problems is expected to face criminal charges for allegedly plotting a massacre similar to the one in Newtown, Conn., last December, according to law enforcement authorities.

Authorities insist the child, who has been taken out of school, came nowhere near carrying out such an attack, having no access to weapons and no means to get them. But they are treating the case seriously, even though school administrators told parents last week “no present threat exists.”

The incident sent shockwaves through the quiet community of Wall Township, N.J., an enclave off the Garden State Parkway in Monmouth County.

Word of the alleged threat spread after the local district issued a notice to parents, fearing that word of the investigation would leak out through rumors that could make the situation sound worse than it was.

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