Six Freshman Girls Charged After "Hit List" Found

Dunlap, Tenn. (AP) -- Police in Dunlap have charged a half-dozen freshmen girls at Sequatchie County High School with conspiracy to commit criminal homicide.

The charges were filed last night after an investigation into a list of about 300 names was found. It included students and teachers at the school, about 20 miles northwest of Chattanooga.

Police Chief Clint Huth says he isn't releasing the girls' names because they're 14 and 15 years old.

Huth says there was no threat written with the list, but a MySpace.com web site exchange between two students referred to the list and included a threat.

A copy of the list was found in a classroom trash can. It also got onto the internet.

Not everyone is taking it seriously.

Senior Chelsea Sanders says her name is on the list and she thinks it was compiled by some girls just trying to get attention.

Most of the names were those of freshmen, but the list also includes the energizer bunny and president bush.

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