Student removed from school for 'Death Note' Friday, Feb 29, 2008 - 09:51 PM Updated: 10:35 AM By Morning News Staff Reports A Hartsville Middle School student has been removed from school, pending a discipline hearing, after a school administrator confiscated a notebook titled Death Note earlier this week. The notebook is based on a Japanese cartoon (manga) called Death Note, which is shown on Cartoon Network. The show is popular among young people, and fans sometimes create their own Death Note books. Its available on the Cartoon Network as part of the channels Adult Swim programming, according to school district officials. Its also available on DVDs and in a new Nintendo game. The notebook contained a list of seven students names. The parents of the students listed in the book have all been notified, according to district officials. Hartsville Middle School principal Chris Rogers notified all parents through a letter sent home with students Friday. Regardless of the origin of the book, we take the situation very seriously, Rogers said in the letter. The safety of our school family is always our top priority. We treat situations like this the same as if a student called in a bomb threat or brought a weapon to school, he said. While there may not be any serious intent to do anyone harm, we cannot and will not take that chance with our students. We will take all steps necessary to ensure our students well-being. Rogers advised parents to talk with their children about what he or she watches on television and the Internet. ------------------ Oh, you wacky anime fans.