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Discipline hearings set for Florence school students

Posted at 1:51 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 18:23:53-05

Student discipline hearings have been set for next week for four students at Florence-Carlton School.

The Florence-Carlton School Board will hold the hearings in closed executive session on Monday, Nov. 24.

Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton tells MTN News that his office assisted other law enforcement agencies outside of Ravalli County with an investigation into hazing incidents.

Sheriff Holton could not elaborate on the incidents, only saying that they did not happen in Ravalli County, and that they happened in different places.

Sheriff Holton said law enforcement agencies did identify the victims and suspects in the incidents, adding they were isolated in nature and do not impact the general student population.

Sheriff Holton did say the Florence-Carlton School District is taking the necessary steps to protect the safety of its students and referred further questions to Florence-Carlton School Superintendent Edward “Bud” Scully.

In a statement to Bud Scully he says: "I do not comment on current investigations and/or matters concerning student discipline. I would refer you to the school districts legal representatives. "

Additionally, Sheriff Holton has confirmed authorities are investigating a separate matter that happened at Florence-Carlton School.

He told MTN News that a school resource officer and a detective have investigated the “incident” and have turned over their report to the Ravalli County Attorney’s Office for further review.

Sheriff Holton said he couldn’t comment on the specifics of the incident, only saying there is no danger to students in the school district.