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Belgrade Schools issue notice for parents, students

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Posted at 8:12 AM, Sep 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-15 17:48:50-04

UPDATE: 9-15-2023, 3:40 PM - Belgrade Police Chief Dustin Lensing told KBZK that rumors of violence were going around the community and spread to social media. The Belgrade Police are working to find the origin of the rumors and continue to investigate. Extra patrols of the school have been ongoing and there are plans for extra patrols at the Belgrade football game. Lansing added that Belgrade Police takes this matter very seriously.


BELGRADE — In a notice released Friday morning, the Belgrade School District released the following information:

For Immediate Release:

Please see the following information from our partners at the Belgrade School District:

“Dear Belgrade Families,

We wanted to let you know that we are aware of rumors that there might be an incident at a school today, Friday September 15, 2023.

Our administrators and the Belgrade Police work collaboratively when issues like this arise, and would notify you if we felt there were any security concerns. There will be a precautionary police presence at the schools today, and we are continuing our work with the police department to follow up.”

We would like to add that we have been working on this issue diligently throughout the night and are continuing to follow up on the matter. At this time, we have not uncovered any reliable information which would add to the credibility of these rumors. As a strictly precautionary measure, there will be increased police presence at our schools today, so that our students and families feel safe, as well as send a clear message that such rumors are not tolerated.

This is a developing story and will be updated if more information becomes available.