Report of gunman threat to Great Falls school untrue

2010-09-28T06:08:00Z Report of gunman threat to Great Falls school untrueThe Associated Press The Associated Press
September 28, 2010 6:08 am  • 

GREAT FALLS - Great Falls High School was locked down while police searched for a reportedly armed student, but authorities later said the teenager never threatened to bring the gun to the school.

Great Falls police Lt. John Sowell says an adult who knows the 18-year-old boy reported the student was upset and had taken a gun from his home after being disciplined in school Monday.

Sowell says the school was locked down as a precaution. After talking with the teen's friends and classmates, officers determined he did not present a threat to the school.

Sowell says police believe he may have been more of a danger to himself, and officers were speaking with the boy at his home Monday night.

Principal Fred Anderson tells the Great Falls Tribune several students were participating in after-school programs when the school was locked down.

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