GREAT FALLS — (UPDATE, FRIDAY 6 am) The Great Falls Police Department says that officers have cleared the school and classes are set to resume their normal schedule on Friday. GFPS says that there is no threat or danger, and all classes and schedules will be held as normal at Great Falls High School and all other schools.
Neither agency has released information about the nature of the "potential threat" that was being investigated.
We will update you if we get any more information.
(THURSDAY, 5:31 pm) GFPS superintendent Tom Moore notified MTN News that officials at Great Falls High School along with Great Falls Police Department initiated an evacuation of the South Campus and Fieldhouse area to begin investigating and verify a potential threat.
He said this was done in order to safeguard to allow officers to do their jobs efficiently.
Moore declined to specify the nature of the threat.
GFPS says that all activities scheduled for this afternoon and evening at Great Falls High School have been canceled. All other District activities will take place as scheduled.
We have not been made aware of any specific threats or danger to students or staff, nor any danger to nearby residents.
The Great Falls Police Department posted on Facebook: "Please STOP CALLING OUR DISPATCH CENTER asking "what's going on". When you attempt to use the 911 dispatchers as a source of information you tie up valuable resources that may be needed by someone experiencing a real emergency."
We will update you if we get more information.
(1st REPORT, THURSDAY) Around 3:20 p.m. Thursday, a section of the South Campus at Great Falls High School was evacuated.
Superintendent Tom Moore with Great Falls Public Schools said the School Resource Officers are investigating a "concern."
We have not received any details into what is being investigated at this time.
Shawna Young-Cotnoir posted on KRTV's Facebook page questioning why "all the kids are outside...even the kids in swimming suits."
Superintendent Moore also said they will update KRTV as they receive more information.we have not been made aware of any specific threats or danger to students or staff.