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Butte Central schools cancels classes due to bomb threat

October 2, 2018

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Butte Central Catholic Schools elementary and middle schools canceled classes due to a second threatening email.

Butte-Silver Bow Undersheriff George Skuletich says the school secretary received an email Monday morning threatening a shooting. The school received an emailed bomb threat on Monday evening.

Schools director Don Peoples Jr. tells The Montana Standard the decision to cancel classes Tuesday was made to give police another day to investigate.

The schools, including Butte Central High, were put on lockdown after Monday’s threat, meaning students could not leave campus during the day and the exterior doors were locked. Butte Central High held classes Tuesday, but the school was on lockdown.

Skuletich says officers were working with Google to determine the source of the threatening emails, which came from separate Gmail accounts.

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Information from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com

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