Missoula high school student arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon on school property
Missoula police arrested a local high school student Thursday after a verbal argument allegedly escalated to a threat of physical violence. No one was hurt in the incident.
An 18-year-old Big Sky student faces charges of conspiracy to commit assault with a weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.
The school resource officer was alerted to a verbal argument between two male students, according to a police department press release. A third-party report suggested one of the students intended to seek revenge against the other and that he possessed a firearm.
No gun was found after the student was detained, but police say he was in possession of knives.
The case remains under investigation.