Havre High in session after threat investigation
Mueller: Investigation showed threat Wednesday was non-credible; Havre Police: suspect in custody
Last updated 12/16/2021 at 12:41pm
Editor’s noteL This version contains additional information released by Havre Police Department after printing deadline this morning.
Havre High School was in session today after a short disruption Wednesday as a threat was investigated.
Havre Chief of Police Gabe Matosich said in a release that the department began an investigation after it was notified about 2:40 p.m. that a threatening note was found at the school.
Matosich said the note, turned into school administration by a student, said a shooting would occur near the end of the day.
Matosich said a 16-year-old girl was interviewed during the investigation and was subsequently arrested and transported to the Cascade County Juvenile Detention Center to be held pending felony charges of intimidation.
Havre Superintendent Craig Mueller said a student notified administration of the potential threat about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and the school was put into a hold-in-place status. In that status, doors to rooms are closed students and school employees stay in the rooms they are in until released.
Mueller said the threat was found to be non-credible shortly before the end of the school day and Havre High was back in session today.
Matosich said the officers responded to the report and assisted the district and began investigating, he said, including gathering information and evidence and interviewing witnesses.
Matosich said the investigation is ongoing and more information on the incident may be available later.
“Incidents of this nature are always taken seriously and are fully investigated,” Matosich said in the release. “Anyone having any information about this information, please call the Havre Police Department at 406-265-4361 or the Hill County Sheriff’s Office at 406-265-2512.