The Blackfeet Tribe has been made aware by Browning school officials of a nationwide ''Tik-Tok'' gun vio1ence threat on all schools across the nation for Friday, Dec. 17, reported Public Information Officer James McNeely earlier today (Dec. 16). The Blackfeet Tribe and local reservation school districts are working with Law Enforcement on this situation.
“All schools across the Blackfeet Reservation will be closed on Friday, Dec. 17, as a precaution.
The Blackfeet Tribal Offices will be closed on this day also so parents can stay home with their children during this time,” stated McNeely.
''We continue to ask everyone to pray for the safety of our nation, especially our children, that no acts of violence occur anywhere on December 17th," said Tribal Chairman Tim Davis.
The Blackfeet Tribe will continue to keep the public updated as we learn more, assured McNeely.
In Cut Bank, Superintendent Wade Johnson stated, “Cut Bank Schools will be in session tomorrow Friday, December 17th 2021. Additional safety measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of our students and staff.”
Valier Schools Superintendent Craig Widhalm said school will be in session but the school district will have "Pondera Sheriff presence in the school buildings. Valier Schools understands the seriousness of this situation," said Widhalm, adding, "doors will be locked at every entrance."
Widhalm concluded, "The Board of Trustees and school administration will be monitoring the situation and steps are being taken to prevent anything from happening."