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Missoula high school on lock down after loaded ammo magazine found

Posted at 10:27 AM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 12:27:41-05

MISSOULA – Sentinel High School in Missoula is locked down after some gun ammunition was found on Monday morning.

School officials have notified parents that the school is locked down and that nobody is allowed into or out of the building.

Missoula County Public Schools reported that a loaded magazine fitting a handgun was found on the ground in a hallway.

The magazine was turned into the office and an investigation was started to try and identify the source of ammunition and look for a possible weapon.

The main school doors will be locked and students will not be dismissed until an “all clear” is issued by law enforcement.

Students were told of the lockdown by their teachers and will remain in their first-period classrooms until the lockdown is cleared.

“The school is supported by multiple law enforcement staff at this time and the environment is being calmly maintained by staff,” MCPS said in a social post.

Any students with information about the source of the ammunition are being asked to immediately notify a teacher.

MCPS will notify parents by email, text, and phone during the lockdown.

This morning, a loaded ammunition clip fitting a handgun was found laying on the ground within a hallway at Sentinel…

Posted by Missoula County Public Schools on Monday, January 14, 2019

Story by Mark Thorsell, MTN News