Police investigate student threat at Helena High School

Published 5:09 pm Thursday, September 25, 2014

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

HELENA—A student at Helena High School has been arrested for allegedly making terrorist threats at the high school on Sept. 25, the Helena Police Department confirmed in a news release.

“Our agency was notified of possible threatening statements being made by a student of Helena High School,” Detective Sergeant Chris Rollan wrote in a release. “We immediately began working with school administrators to swiftly investigate and remove the possibility of any threats to safety.”

The investigation led to the arrest of a student on a charge of making terroristic threats. The police department has declined to release further information about the case due to the juvenile status of the student and the “very sensitive” nature of the case.

“It is an ongoing investigation, but we don’t anticipate any additional charges being filed,” Rollan said.

Rollan said the response was a strong example of the cooperation between the police and the Shelby County Board of Education.

“The Helena Police Department and the school system have zero tolerance for this type behavior,” Rollan wrote.

“At no time was there an imminent danger to students or faculty members,” a release from the Selby County School System read. “The situation is in the hands of law enforcement at this time.”