MISSOULA – Big Sky High School administration reports they are investigating two new threats made towards students.
In a letter to parents sent Wednesday night, principal Natalie Jaeger said at the end of the day Wednesday, two different groups of students approached Big Sky administration with immediate safety concerns.
The first concern involved a Big Sky student who received a threatening message via Snapchat that included a picture of a weapon. The message was sent from a student who attends a private local high school.
The message indicated that he would bring the weapon to her at Big Sky. Law enforcement was immediately contacted and Missoula police are investigating currently.
Additionally, a Big Sky student reported graffiti in a bathroom at the school that said: “Don’t come to school February 23.” Law enforcement was immediately contacted and Jaeger says there is no direct threat contained in this graffiti and they will continue to investigate it.
Jaeger is encouraging Big Sky High School students to share any information they know about this statement.
There will be an increased police presence at Big Sky on Thursday and Friday. Jaeger says they continue to be diligent to the entire student population and expect to run classes on a normal schedule.
These are the latest threats of violence that have been reported at the school since the shooting deaths last week at a Florida high school.
Reporting by Melissa Rafferty for MTN News