According to a press release from the Billings Police Department today (Wednesday 10/21), the Federal Bureau of Investigation is teaming up with BPD to investigate a shooting that was apparently supposed to happen on Monday.
The FBI received a tip about “interaction and comments in online chat room” that a shooting was going to “take place at West High School on October 26,” according to the press release. The joint FBI / BPD investigation will determine if the threats are credible, as well as finding the source of the online chat room comments.
The Resource Officer at West High is working with the FBI and Billings Police to get more information on the threat, according to the press release. As the investigation continues, more information will be released from school officials and law enforcement.
This story will be updated when further details become available.