MISSOULA — The Missoula Police Department says that charges have been filed in youth court in connection with the lockdown at Hellgate High School on September 2.
At the time, Hellgate received a credible threat toward the school involving a firearm.
The school immediately went into lockdown, with a strong law enforcement presence surrounding the school.
It was determined following an MPD investigation that a firearm was not directly involved in the incident and only the threat of one was.
MPD spokeswoman Lydia Arnold said since the case involves a juvenile — and is being filed in Missoula Youth Court — they can not release any of the details regarding the juvenile.