HELENA — UPDATE: 4:10 p.m: The Helena Police Department issued a statement, writing: "On 02/05/2021 at approximately 1353 hours, the Helena Police Department was notified of a bomb threat to Helena High School that was phoned in to the school. Officers, Detectives, and School Resource Officers responded. The Helena Police Department utilized the Montana Highway Patrol bomb detection K9 and the Helena Police Department bomb detection K9 to check the school and surrounding property.
Nothing was located in or near the building and it was released back to the School District."
UPDATE: 3:40 p.m.: Superintendent Tyler Ream told MTN that there was a bomb threat called into the school. He says students are gone for the day, but HPD will be doing a search as a precaution.
After Helena High School and the Helena Police Department both received a threatening message on Friday afternoon, the school was evacuated so the police could investigate the threat.
The type of threat is unknown at this time.
Helena High students that ride the buses are being sent to Florence Crittendon. Parents who have questions, please contact the May Butler building at 406-324-2000.
Helena Police is asking people to stay away from the scene as they investigate.
Updates will be made to this story as they become available.