Police Chase That Ended in Crash Began at Big Sky High School
UPDATE-2:00 p.m.- Friday, March 16
More information has become available regarding the incident that began at Big Sky High School early Friday afternoon.
There was an investigation at Big Sky High School that involved staff, the School Resource Officer and a student.
At some point the student fled the building while being chased by the School Resource Officer out into the parking lot. The student got into a car and attempted to leave the parking lot.
There were shots fired at the time, however, it is not known at this time whether it was the student or the School Resource Officer who fired the shots. No one was wounded.
The vehicle then left the school property and on to South Avenue, where another Missoula Police Officer saw him driving away and began the pursuit.
The student’s vehicle continued out on Reserve Street and traveled south before it crashed into a vehicle at University Motors at the intersection of Reserve and McDonald.
At this point the student was taken into custody, and though his condition is unknown, it is believed that any injuries were minor.
Eric Sell with the Department of Criminal Investigations at the Montana Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General told KGVO News that since shots were fired, the incident has been handed over to his office for investigation, and had no comment at this time.
One eye witness reported seeing the suspect vehicle speeding past Village Health Center on South with it's rear window smashed out while being pursued by police.