Flathead County Schools Closed Friday
Kalispell Public Schools announced last night that all Flathead Valley classes have been canceled today as authorities continue to investigate threats against the schools. Superintendent Mark Flateau said [quote] “Local law enforcement and the FBI feel this is a credible threat, and they are working diligently to apprehend the suspect.” A complete list of school closures is available online at KTVQ.com.
Flathead Valley Community College– including the Lincoln County Campus– will also remain closed today. The Columbia Falls Police Department and the FBI began a joint investigation Wednesday following a series of electronic threats that area schools began receiving. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry said in a statement that the threats started with the Columbia Falls School District and eventually spread to other area schools via text or email messages. About 30 Flathead County schools were affected by the threats.