Two Leonminster high school students were arrested Saturday night after being discoved with guns and an alleged list of possible targets, MyFoxBoston reported Tuesday.
The father of one of the boys found a handgun in his son's bedroom, along with a list of names. The father turned in the 357-caliber revolver, along with his own hunting rifle, over the weekend, police said.
The two boys, both 16, were charged with unlicensed possession of a firearm and will remain in custody until their next court appearance, authorities said. They were arraigned in Fitchburg Juvenile Court.
Police Chief Peter Roddy said most of the names on the handwritten list were adults who work at Leominster High School. He stopped short of calling it a "hit list" but said police are still investigating.
Leominster School Superintendent Nadine Binkley declined to say whether there had been any problems with either student at the school.
A heavy police presence greeted students at Leonminster High School this week, but students said they were shocked by the arrests.
Despite the guns and the list, authorities said the boys never made any direct threats.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.