Posted: Mar 25, 2013 7:59 PM by Evan Weborg - MTN News
Updated: Mar 25, 2013 8:01 PM
A couple of false alarms put the city of Helena on edge for a brief period on Monday afternoon.
Just after noon, the Helena Fire Department responded to a report of structure fire on South Ewing only to find out there was no fire.
Then at around 12:30, a call came in to Helena High School that a person with a weapon was at the school.
Helena police officers responded with rifles and handguns, which is standard procedure, and the school was briefly placed in lockdown.
A short time later that, too, was deemed as a false alarm.
Sandi Luckey, the parent of an HHS student, said, "I just got word from my son that Helena High was on lockdown and so I called the school and they said it was not a drill but that it was not taking place inside the school, it was just a safety precaution. I went to KXLH's Facebook page and saw there were some posts related to the police her so I came to retrieve my son."
Everything was back to business as usual for the school shortly after.
Helena police are currently investigating whether the two calls are related.