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Flathead County Sheriff's Department Releases More Information About Threats

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An update to the situation in Flathead County, schools forced to close as the county's sheriffs department looks for the person responsible for threats targeting several schools. Today, the county sheriff's office released a press release, assuring the public progress is being made in this case of "cyber terrorism." The statement says in part, "Our negotiation team, assisted by the FBI negotiation team, has been in ongoing communication with the suspect in this case... The suspect has taken extraordinary measures to conceal his electronic identity and location. We have and are continuing to fully investigate every local lead or person of interest. We continue to work around the clock, with both national and international assistance to determine both the identity and the location… of the suspect... Further information will be released as it becomes available." Now we're getting more information from the Columbia Falls Police Department. The department released a press release saying in part... "The cyber terrorist... Has now stooped to the low level of texting parents and students in hopes to continue his barrage of digital fear mongering. This person was able to hack in to the school district #6 server where he gained access to phone numbers of staff, parents, and students... If you receive a text from a phone number that you do not recognize please do not engage in conversation or try to respond... Our law enforcement agencies are remaining vigilant, proactive, and investigating each of these threats as leads."  The department is assuring the public that there is still no threat. We did reach out to the Flathead County Sheriff's Department for more information. They explained that so far they have no more information to release to the public. Stay with ABC/Fox Montana for more information as it becomes available.

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