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Extra patrols at Billings schools following threat

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 BILLINGS - Extra police patrols will be at Billings schools Thursday because of a likely social media hoax where someone threatens to bring a gun to school, Superintendent Terry Bouck said.

Bouck told Q2 News that "although the threats appear to be unfounded," he's talked with Billings police and requested the extra patrols. Billings Police Lt. Brian Korrel said the threat does not appear to be valid but school resource officers have been notified.

The post appears to be from Facebook and comes from an individual named Ray Andres who identifies his school as "SHS" and says he will bring a gun to school and people should prepare to hear shots.

The post makes no mention of Billings or Senior or Skyview high schools.

A search for the individual's name in Facebook brings back dozens of results across the country, indicating a high likelihood of a hoax. It has also prompted investigations to pop up in areas with schools that can be identified as "SHS."

Parents have shared the post with Q2 and said students have been sharing the post with each other.

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