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Missoula Sentinel High School investigating graffiti found with “threatening language”

Posted at 8:07 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 22:07:30-05

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MISSOULA – Sentinel High School says it is investigating graffiti containing ” non-specific threatening language” that was found written on a wall in the men’s bathroom by the gym.

Missoula Sentinel High School Principal Ted Fuller said that when threats are reported, the school starts an investigation and completes a threat assessment, but that the school plans to remain open on Tuesday.

Fuller said that Missoula Police are also aware of the situation.

“Safety for students and staff is a top priority. Missoula Police Department and Sentinel Administration request that you and your students report any suspicious, concerning, or unusual activity or behavior,” Fuller said. “Awareness and communication are key to keeping our school safe.”

Read Fuller’s full press release below:

Sentinel Families:

We are currently investigating graffiti found on the wall of the men’s bathroom by the gym. I am sharing this news with you because it included non-specific threatening language.

When threats are reported, we start an investigation and complete a threat assessment. We will share more information with you as soon as we have it. At this point, we plan for the school to run on a normal schedule on Tuesday.

Our School Resource Officer, Mark Monaco, is present in our school throughout the school day, and the Missoula Police Department is aware of the situation at Sentinel.

Safety for students and staff is a top priority. Missoula Police Department and Sentinel Administration request that you and your students report any suspicious, concerning, or unusual activity or behavior. Awareness and communication are key to keeping our school safe.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Ted Fuller

Principal

Sentinel High School