On 09/29/14 The Dillon Police Department was contacted by Beaverhead County High School and notified of an anonymous threat to the school. The school administration took immediate and impressive action by implementing their emergency protocol. The school was quickly evacuated as law enforcement arrived. As a precaution, law enforcement advised other schools of the threat and their emergency plan was activated. While at the scene, Beaverhead County dispatch advised officers they received a second anonymous threat involving the high school.
The high school was locked down and a quick search was performed by officers, deputies, and school officials. The Montana Highway Patrol and Helena Police Department were contacted by the Sheriff requesting assistance with a bomb sniffing K9. The Bureau of Land Management, Dillon Field Office also assisted with their K9 unit. All buildings on the high school campus were thoroughly searched by Officers, Deputies, Rangers, and the K9 units. No threat was found. Continue reading