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Classes continue amid tighter security in Libby

Posted at 8:14 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 10:14:23-04
Libby High School
(MTN News photo)

LIBBY – Classes continued In Libby on Wednesday amid increased law enforcement following the recent threat of a shooting.

The threat was discovered written on a boys bathroom stall last Thursday threatening to “shoot up the school” in the next 10 days.

Libby Police Chief Scott Kessel says law enforcement increased presence at all the schools in the district and school doors on lockdown.

He told parents during a Tuesday community meeting that a group of juveniles involved have been identified and there is no on-going threat to the school or the community.

But Kessler says it opens up a safety conversation and a resource officer is needed at the school.

“This has finally come to our home. We see it all over the country but now we have this threat in Libby. It’s not something we want, it’s not something we like, and I would ask people to be aware of what your children are doing,” Kessler said.

The chief added that the students involved face up to a year suspension from the school, and will not be identified, as they are all minors.