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Fort Belknap Temporarily Shuts Down Head Start Programs As It Investigates ‘Perceived Threat’

Head Start programs on the Fort Belknap Reservation were shut down Tuesday as tribal investigators began looking into a “perceived threat aimed at an individual member.”

“We had an incident and it’s being investigated,” tribal Councilman Curtis Horn told the Herald Thursday afternoon.

In an official memo dated Oct. 29, which was posted on the community’s Facebook page, the Head Start director and Family Services manager were told that Early Head Start, Head Start and Wraparound Program staff members were being placed on leave until Friday at 5 p.m., while tribal investigators look into the threat.

Horn said they are still on track to reopen Friday.

He could not give out any additional information at this time.

The memo said the closing is a “precaution,” adding there is nothing solid at this time to bring forward.

“But it is better to err on the side of caution,” the memo says.


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