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Bigfork High School evacuated due to bomb threat

No bomb was found
Bigfork High School
Posted at 10:30 AM, Dec 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 14:26:31-05

BIGFORK — A bomb threat led to the evacuation of Bigfork High School on Monday morning.

Flathead Country Sheriff Brian Brian Heino tells MTN News that the school received a phone call about a bomb at approximately 7 a.m. and then contacted law enforcement.

Students that were inside the school at the time were evacuated and Sheriff's deputies then searched the exterior and interior of the school, according to Sheriff Heino.

No bomb was found during the search and students were allowed to re-enter the school at about 9 a.m.

“We’re going to check the localities. Usually we like to have people that know the building well. We also looked at the perimeters and everywhere else, just for anything suspicious or that doesn’t belong," Sheriff Heino explained. "In this case, it was in the morning so there wasn’t a lot of individuals in or out of the school. So it was a pretty quick and efficient search.”

Sheriff Heino saying that while a suspect has not yet been identified, there is no threat to the public.

The investigation into the bomb threat is continuing; we will update you if we get more information.