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UPDATE: No threat located after bomb threat at Boulder Elementary School

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Posted at 12:55 PM, Dec 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-14 22:10:17-05

UPDATE: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that the shelter-in-place due to the bomb threat has been lifted, as well as the evacuation order of the facility. Montana Highway Patrol has concluded a search with its explosive detection dog, and no threat has been located.

The Sheriff's Office said an investigation into the origin of the threat is ongoing, and more information will be shared as it becomes available.

(earlier report)

(Updated 1:55 p.m. MDT, 12/14/23 with additional details from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

On Thursday morning, Boulder Elementary School immediately evacuated students after receiving a bomb threat, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Jefferson County Sheriff Tom Grimsrud said in a news release that the threat was "similar in nature to several received throughout Montana."

Elementary students were evacuated to Jefferson High School, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Grimsrud said no explosive devices have been located after an initial investigation. The Sheriff's Office has, however, requested an explosive ordnance detection dog from Montana Highway Patrol, and the investigation will continue throughout Thursday afternoon.

Boulder Elementary will contact parents regarding school plans for Friday.

Sheriff Grimsrud thanked parents and the public "for their patience, understanding, and cooperation during this incident."

We will update this story as we get more information.