SALEM, N.H. -- Police have seized a rifle and handgun from the home of a 17-year-old Salem High School student who investigators said had a ''hit list" with the names of seven classmates.
Michael Connors turned himself in Wednesday night and is facing a disorderly conduct charge.
Investigators determined the students named on the list were not in any immediate danger, and the guns were taken only as a precaution, police Captain Robert Larsen said. The firearms belonged to a family member.
''Knowing what we know now, I would say the chances were pretty slim that he would've done anything," Larsen said. ''We treat everything seriously and look into it, and that's exactly what we did here."
School officials learned of the list on March 24. Connors, a junior, is a member of the school's junior ROTC program. Students who were friendly with Connors learned of the list's existence and notified an ROTC instructor.
Connors acknowledged creating the list, principal William Hagen said. Hagen said he suspended Connors for 10 days and has recommended that he be expelled. Superintendent Michael Delahanty and the School Board must decide whether to expel the teen.