Two Milford, Mass., middle-school students arrested last week for allegedly creating a “Death Note” listing the names of 33 classmates were released Monday without bail to the custody of their parents.
According to the Milford Daily News, the two will return to court on Jan. 22 for a pretrial conference.
The 12-year-old boy is charged with 23 counts of threatening to commit a crime and one count of disrupting a school assembly. The 13-year-old girl is charged with 10 counts of threatening to commit a crime and one count of disrupting a school assembly. Both are being charged as juveniles.
The students apparently were inspired by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s hit manga series, Death Note, which centers around a high school student who sets out to rid the world of evil using a supernatural notebook that kills anyone whose name is written in it.