Modified lockdown lifted at Florence Carlton School

Posted at 3:27 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 18:10:36-05
The Florence Carlton School in Florence (MTN News photo)


FLORENCE – Florence Carlton School officials have notified parents that the “modified lockdown” that was put in place on Monday morning has been lifted.

All normal schedules and procedures for grades K-12 have resumed.

Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton said Monday afternoon that two students reported seeing threatening material posted on social media by a juvenile male over the weekend. The suspect male was not in school on Monday and the information was immediately investigated by the School Resource Officer.

The 13-year-old male was taken into custody at his Florence area home by deputies and was charged with intimidation, a felony. The lockdown was lifted as soon as the juvenile was in custody and there are no other suspects in that incident.

In another incident, Holton says that a threatening note was found in a locker at the Lone Rock School. Deputies are at the school now investigating those circumstances and more information will be released as the investigation continues.

Additional law enforcement have been placed on both campuses. Holton asks that everyone report potentially threatening situations to the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office at 406-363-3033.

Parents and guardians should call the school offices for more information on the status of the lockdowns.

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FLORENCE – Florence Carlton school is now under a “modified lockdown.”

A message sent to parents shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Monday states that students are being allowed to move around inside the campus buildings, but are not being allowed outside.

A threat has been made against the school and the Florence community, according to the message. There is no imminent threat.

Law enforcement is investigating and a person of interest has been identified.