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Teton Co. officials continue investigating a possible threat to students

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Posted at 2:11 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 16:11:37-05

GREAT FALLS — We are learning more about a possible social media threat to students in Teton County.

According to school officials in the county, someone is using SnapChat to get young girls to send them compromising pictures.

Once the pictures are sent, the person says if more pictures are not sent, the ones that have already been sent will be publicized.

School officials say the Teton County Sheriff’s Office contacted each district last week to let them know about the situation.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating and has hosted assemblies to talk to students, and more are scheduled this week.

Some people are also working to host community meetings for parents to ask questions.

"I just felt there was a sense of urgency that we needed to do something for our students. I'm aware this goes on across the nation. We've taken opportunities throughout the years to educate our students on what to watch for on social media, how to use it,” said Loren Dunk, Power Public Schools Superintendent.

A source told MTN News that Sheriff's deputies told the students the name of the suspect's social media account, but said that release of the profile name to the public would have to come from the Sheriff's Office.

We have tried to contact the Teton County Sheriff’s Office for more information, but as of Monday morning, we have not received a response.

We will update you if we get more information.