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Sep 10, 2013 2:19 PM by Q2 News

UPDATE: Violent threat by student causes Tuesday morning Lewis and Clark Middle School lock down

UPDATE - Superintendent of Billings School District Two Terry Bouck said the cause for Tuesday morning's lock down at Lewis and Clark Middle School was a student who made violent threats.

Students notified the school's principal Monday afternoon about the threats. The student was immediately removed from the school and placed in an alternate location. The student was missing Tuesday morning which prompted the lockdown.

"We worked with the Billings Police Department, went into an immediate lockdown, found the student later, we were able to go out of lockdown. When we hear of some kind of threat, whether it's internal or external, we're doing to react calm but in a direct way," Superintendent Bouck said.

He reassures parents that appropriate measures will always be taken to assure students are safe.


Original post:

BILLINGS - Lewis & Clark middle school was under lock down Tuesday morning.

Billings Police responded to the school shortly before 8:30am. Seven officers carrying assault rifles entered the building and then cleared a short time later.

The school is no longer under lock down. School District #2 superintendent Terry Bouck is in route to the school to brief the media.

Q2 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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