SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – South Sacramento parents are upset and worried after a sixth grade girl allegedly made threats to kill students.
The girl claimed she was the devil and reportedly had a hit list, but that isn’t the only thing that has parents so upset.
Parents are nervous about sending their children to school at John Sloat Elementary after a sixth grader allegedly made threats to kill a few of her classmates.
“She said she kept on telling them ‘I’m the devil and he’s the devil too. We here to kill people,’ ” said Juanita.
Hiding inside a bathroom stall, Juanita says her 6-year-old granddaughter was shaking as the sixth grader was allegedly making the threats.
“She seen the girl, the girl had painted like orange red horns,” said Juanita.
Antonio says his son told him the girl was making similar claims moments before inside the classroom.
“Gave or sold her soul to the devil and she had a list of kids she wanted to kill, and on that list was my son’s name,” he said.
The girl was taken to the office Thursday, shortly after allegedly threatening students in the bathroom.
The school sent out phone alerts to parents in the evening but Juanita and Antonio want to know why they were not told earlier.
“Something like this should have been taken a bit more serious,” said Antonio.
“They wouldn’t give us no information,” said Juanita.
In a statement, Sacramento City Unified School District officials wrote: “The incident did not involve weapons and no one was physically harmed. Counseling and other resources have been made available.”
There are counselors on site, but Juanita’s granddaughter is still having a tough time.
” ‘I close my eyes and I can see the girl, and I don’t want to go to sleep,’ ” said Juanita of what her granddaughter told her. “And I said, ‘she can’t hurt you here, you are with me.’ ”
The parents, while concerned for their own children, also just hope the sixth grade girl can get help and hopefully be able to talk to a counselor.