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Investigation at Gallatin High School continues after gun found off-campus

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Posted at 3:06 PM, May 09, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-10 14:43:36-04

(Updated 12:42 p.m., May 10, 2024)

BOZEMAN — Bozeman Police confirm a gun was found after a Gallatin High School (GHS) student reportedly brought the weapon to school and threatened another student with it on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

The gun was found off-campus. A Bozeman Police Department press release says School Resource Officers (SROs) and school administrators acted immediately after learning Wednesday afternoon about a possible gun at GHS.

After a search for the weapon at the school and interviews with involved parties, SROs and school administrators found the described gun off school grounds Wednesday night.

The release stated, "Based upon the investigation, it appears that one of the students did bring a handgun into the school and threatened another student with it. This situation has been contained and there is no threat at GHS."

The release said the students involved have been removed from school for the remainder of the year. Any possible criminal charges are pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation.

“The safety of our students is paramount. We are grateful for the swift action taken by our SROs and school administrators to resolve this situation,” Detective Captain Dana McNeil said in the release. “Their diligent work ensured there was no further escalation and we feel fortunate to have such high-quality people who work every day to provide for the safety of our students.”

Bozeman PD said it cannot release the names of the juveniles involved in the incident.

No further details were available. We will update you if we get more information.

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BOZEMAN — Gallatin High School, in an email sent to all students and parents/guardians, said a weapon was found off-campus after a student reported a possible gun on campus on Wednesday, May 8.

The email said the incident is currently under investigation by law enforcement and school administration.

Any students with information about the incident are encouraged to share it with Gallatin High's School Resource Officer or school administration.

The email said there would be additional, periodic police presence on Thursday but that the situation has been contained and school will operate as normal.