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Juvenile charged for threat at Hellgate High School

Hellgate HS lockdown
Hellgate High School Lockdown
Posted at 12:25 PM, Oct 07, 2021

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.