Former Cashton Elementary School paraprofessional charged in connection to hit list

CASHTON (WKBT) – A former Cashton Elementary School employee is facing criminal charges in connection to a hit list.

On Friday, the Monroe County District Attorney filed criminal charges against 40-year-old Michelle Herricks.

She’s facing one count of obstructing an officer and two counts of disorderly conduct.

According to the criminal complaint, Herricks wrote a note with two students’ names and several teachers’ names, along with the phrases “SHOOT EM, STAB EM, BLOW EM UP.”

She was seen on surveillance video placing the note in a hallway.

Herricks told police her son had problems with one of the students at the top of the list but denied any involvement.

Herricks is due in court on Aug. 15.

She is still listed as a Special Education Paraprofessional on the Cashton School District’s website, but according to police documents, she resigned from her position.

A spokesperson from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction confirmed to News 8 Now that Herrick’s license is under investigation.