Havre Daily News
INVERNESS - A false alarm sent Liberty and Hill county deputies as well as a Montana Highway Patrol officer to Inverness Elementary School this morning looking for a man with a gun.
The Hill County Sheriff's Office received a report of a "gun-toting person standing in front of school," Hill County Sheriff Greg Szudera said.
The false report was due to a miscommunication, Szudera said.
Last week the Hill County Sheriff's Office responded to a report that someone saw a gun on a person near the school, he said. The Sheriff's Office investigated and found that although a person was carrying a gun near the school, he was not doing so illegally, Szudera said.
This morning, somebody from Inverness Elementary School called the Hill County Superintendent of Schools Office to check on the investigation and inadvertently alarmed an office employee, who misunderstood and thought a man with a gun was outside the school today, Szudera said. That employee called the Sheriff's Office, he said.