A Stevensville High School student faces a felony charge of intimidation after allegedly making threatening statements toward other students and staff. The alleged threat comes during a tumultuous week for students across Montana.
-On Monday, a Darby senior high student was arrested on felony charges after telling friends he was going to “shoot up the school”
-On Tuesday, a high school student in Helena was removed after posting a Snapchat video with a pistol in it.
-On Wednesday, a Philipsburg student was charged with felony intimidation after threatening multiple schools in town.
-Missoula’s Big Sky High School was put on lock-in after a student posted a picture of a gun and indicated he was going to bring the weapon to Big Sky.
-On Friday, UM Western in Dillon was evacuated after receiving a bomb threat.
Despite the prevalence of copy-cat threats to schools, officials with both the school and law enforcement have ramped up security efforts across the state and are taking all reports of threatening behavior seriously.