Former Cashton educator charged in connection to hit-list, reaches diversion agreement

Michelle Herricks will plead guilty or no contest, complete a two year program, and avoid any jail time

CASHTON, Wis. (WKBT) — The former Cashton educator, charged in connection to a hit-list, has agreed to a plea deal.

As News 8 Now first reported in July, investigators say Michelle Herricks wrote a list of teacher’s names and the phrases “shoot em, stab em, blow em up” and made it appear like two students wrote it. A security camera caught Herricks dropping the note in a school hallway. She told police her son had problems with one of the students at the top of the list, but she denied any involvement.

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Herricks and prosecutors reached a diversion agreement. She agreed to plead guilty or no contest and complete a two-year program that includes therapy, community service, and paying court fees. In return, Herricks will not serve a sentence.

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