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Missoula PD investigating "low-level threat" at Big Sky HS

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MISSOULA - Missoula County Public School officials tell MTN News that they have deemed a threat made by a Big Sky High School student to be a "low-level threat."

MCPS spokesperson Hatton Littman told MTN News that a student received a verbal threat while exiting a class on Thursday. The threat was immediately reported to Big Sky High School administration. 

Littman says the threat assessment team, consisting of school counselors, SRO and administrators, reviewed the threat and followed district protocol when it comes to investigating threats.

She said that after a thorough investigation, the threat assessment team determined the threat was a “low level” threat and was not a “viable” threat. She could not disclose any disciplinary actions that the student may be facing, citing student confidentiality laws, but said school administration has taken the appropriate next steps.

Littman reiterated to MTN News that MCPS takes every threat seriously, saying safety is their top priority.

Missoula Police say they are investigating the assault between two students that occurred prior to the student allegedly making a threat of violence towards the school.

Missoula Police spokesman Sgt. Travis Welsh says the parent of the student that was assaulted reported the incident to police on Tuesday.  The father told police his son overheard the perpetrator make a threat of violence towards the school last Thursday at school.

Officers then talked to the school about the threat and then deemed it a low-level risk.  The Big Sky High School Resource Officer continues to investigate the assault between the two students.

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