Police Say 10-Year-Old Michigan Boy Had Hit List, Brought Knife To School

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Investigators accused a 10-year-old Michigan boy of having a “hit list” of school bullies after he allegedly targeted a fellow student in a knife attack.

Macomb County, Michigan, prosecutors accused the alleged attacker of bringing a knife to Prevail Academy in Mount Clemens and asking a classmate to hold a kid down as he attacked him, WNEM reported. His classmate refused the demand, instead seizing the knife from the attacker’s hand and bringing it to an adult. Police charged the boy with solicitation of assault with a dangerous weapon and having a weapon in a weapon-free school, according to the outlet.

Police accused the juvenile of keeping a “hit list” of students who mocked him or called him names, the outlet reported. (RELATED: ‘Art’ Project For Elites Ranks People By Wealth For All To See)

The primary charge is a felony that carries a four-year sentence, while the latter is a misdemeanor that carries a 93-day sentence, ABC7 noted.

“The juvenile who gave the knife to an adult is a hero. He saw something and said something, which saved lives,” Macomb County prosecutor Peter J. Lucido stated, according to the outlet.

A court arraigned the suspect Wednesday, placing him under house arrest with a $500 bond, Fox2 reported. He can only leave his house for medical, school and court purposes, according to the outlet.

Lucido will endow the school with the first-ever Macomb County Prosecutor’s Hero Award, to be granted when students or staff report incidents of weapons or violence, the outlet noted. “We need more heroes, and that’s why the Hero Award was initiated,” Lucido said, according to the outlet.