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Oct 12, 2015 5:52 PM

Nashua mother upset when daughter's name turns up on high school 'death list'


NASHUA - A local mother is angry with the school district after learning her daughter's name was posted on what she called a "death list."

Danielle Charest said a student made a list of other students, putting the dates and times each would die.

School officials at Nashua High School North said they became aware of a Japanese comic book called Death Note, where a person with a magic notebook can write the name of someone, ensuring they will die later of apparent natural causes.

In a letter to parents, school officials wrote: "The book, available for sale in stores and on-line, is based upon a Japanese Anime Cartoon where a person can write-in a list of names of people that have wronged them in some way."

And went on to say "[T]here were several of our Titan student names on the list. At no time was any child exposed to danger."

But Charest isn't buying it. She told NH1 News that her 15-year-old daughter is afraid to go to school and that school officials haven't done enough to make teachers and students safe.

School officials say in their letter "we will fully discipline the student who developed this list in accordance with the Nashua School District student behavior standards."

NH1 News left messages for Superintendent of Schools Mark Conrad, but they have not yet been returned.


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