Update: Dr. Alex Apostle, superintendent of School District 1 in Missoula, acknowledged threats on social networking sites, but would not be specific. He said extra security is in place at all Missoula District 1 schools, but he did say that if parents decide to keep their children home today, he respects that decision.

Dr. Alex Apostle on KGVO Radio


Thursday evening, Dec. 20, a representative for the Missoula Police Department confirmed that they are aware of a shooting threat made to multiple Missoula high schools tomorrow.

Police officers have made contact with the student that made the threat and are closely monitoring the situation.

The police department spokesman declined to comment any further, in order not to make the rumor spread.

One of the sources of the initial threat may have originated on Facebook, and then went viral.