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School administrators struggle to keep up with rumors

By Rebecca Vogt, KCFW Reporter, rvogt@kcfw.com
Published On: Dec 20 2012 05:30:36 PM MST
Updated On: Dec 20 2012 06:16:43 PM MST
Glacier High Schgool
KALISPELL, Mont. -

School administrators are still checking rumors of violence at area schools and can hardly keep up. On Thursday, our newsroom received numerous calls - Missoula students talking about a lockdown and reports of bullets at a Flathead high school. NBC Montana has followed up on every report and found the same thing - unsubstantiated rumors.

Our executive producer received a call just after 6pm Wednesday from a boy claiming to go to Glacier High. He told her he had seen rifle bullets on the floor at school. A teacher pocketed them and said he would take care of it - so we took a closer look.

Glacier's principal tells us she knew nothing about the .22 shells found in the hallway. We wanted to know more so we stopped by Glacier High School Thursday afternoon and spoke with School Resource Officer Jason Parce who said it was a rumor and unfounded.

One parent of a GHS student says he'd like for all of the rumors to stop.

"It's troubling that all the rumors are out there," said Doric Dagnoli, "because at some point you tend to believe what the rumor is and what do you believe versus not believe. So it is troubling cause you want to make sure that you have a safe environment for your student to go to."

Kalispell Police and school administrators would like to remind students and parents that all district schools have increased security and are safe to attend.