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MCPS Superintendent discusses recent school threats

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MISSOULA - MTN News talked with Missoula County Public Schools Superintendent Mark Thane about the current climate created by recent school threats and what can be done to get rid of them.

He thinks that a culture change that denounces these threats amongst the student body would prevent them in the future.

"We saw earlier this week students who participated in a walk out and a protest and I think students are recognizing that they do have a powerful voice I think they need to be appropriately engaged in the civil discourse and I think they can really drive the change that is necessary with regard to the safe and inclusive environment in school"

Thane implores students that if they see something, say something to keep their schools safe.

He also previously told MTN News that he wants students to understand that if they see something, they must say something, and be proactive.

"Preventing episodes of mass violence requires us all to be vigilant.  I commit to you that we will continue to work to improve the safety and security of our facilities; to train our staff through Active Resistance; and to tend to the social, emotional and behavioral needs of our students," Thane said in the phone message.

Thane says he believes the community can make a difference and encourages people to reach out to those who may need support.

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