September 20, 2017

Phone call causes big stir

By JERRY W. KRAM
BHG News Service
A short exchange on a cell phone caused quite a commotion Friday and now the caller is in hot water.
Schools across the area including New Town, Parshall, White Shield, Garrison and Max … as well as TAT tribal offices, New Town City Hall and some local businesses were on lockdown after reports of an active shooter in the area. There was no shooter, just a New Town Middle School student and a cell phone.
New Town School Superintendent Mark Bluestone said the School Resource Officer from the New Town Police Department received a call from law enforcement that a potential shooter was targeting and possibly approaching the school. The resource officer notified Bluestone and the school implemented its emergency lockdown protocol.
 


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