GFPS, GFPD investigating threat report at North Middle School; all GFPS schools are operating normally on December 20

On December 19, the Great Falls Police Department received a report of a possible threat to North Middle School.

As of 9 p.m. on December 19, officials do not believe the threat is imminent and North Middle and the rest of Great Falls public schools will operate normally on December 20, according to a joint GFPD-GFPS statement.

On Sunday, GFPS and GFPD identified the source of the threat and are working with those involved, the statement said.

If parents choose to keep students home on Dec. 20, they will be marked as excused, according to the district.

“The GFPD and GFPS always take threats of this nature seriously and will act as quickly as possible, within our legal authority to identify and deter any potential threats,” said a statement.

The district has faced several reports of threats in recent months, all of which were deemed unfounded, but it disrupted student learning.

District officials also met with GFPD officials to review their protocols and processes for communicating these threat investigations to the public.

For more information on recent incidents, see our previous coverage:

GFPD working with CCSO, schools on the TikTok challenge; GFPS will operate normally on December 17th

GFPS says threat to RMC was unfounded

GFPD declares unfounded threat to GFHS and calls on public to rely on official sources

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