Sept 14 9:01 am

Greetings from the desk of Sheriff Chuck Curry,

For Immediate Release

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia Falls Police Department and the FBI began a joint investigation yesterday evening following a series of electronic threats that area schools began receiving.

The threats started with the Columbia Falls school district and eventually spread throughout the evening and early morning hours to other area schools. All the threats were text or email.

As a precautionary measure, several area schools cancelled classes today. Investigators from all the involved agencies have worked throughout the night, and are continuing to follow up on leads and have identified and are speaking with persons of interest.

Extra patrols of area schools are currently taking place from all law enforcement agencies. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Flathead County Detective Division at 758-5610.

This joint investigation is ongoing, and further information will be released as it becomes available.