Investigation Continues into Possible Threat that Led To Early Dismissal for Harlem Public Schools

HARLEM, Mont. (NMB) – Harlem Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Arlene Bigby says that local law enforcement is conducting an investigation after the Junior/Senior High and Elementary Schools dismissed early on Friday due to “a possible threat.”

Dr. Bigby says the early dismissal on Friday was to “provide time for the investigation” while keeping “students and staff safe.”

As of Monday morning, the investigation was ongoing.

No other details have been provided, and the District says they will “inform the public of the outcome of the investigation when it is available.”

In a separate announcement that Bigby says is unrelated to the investigation, the District has announced that effective this Tuesday, Harlem High School students will not be allowed to leave the building during lunch. The District also reiterated its policy that items such as cell phones, collectible cards, and toys such as fidget spinners are not allowed.

A press release said these measures are being taken “in an effort to promote and be committed to a positive and productive learning environment.”

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