MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The University of Montana has notified students of a reported sexual assault that occurred in a residence hall involving someone the victim knew.

Students were notified Tuesday night via email and text.

UM spokeswoman Paula Short says the university is working with local police as the case is investigated.

Federal law requires campus officials to notify students of significant emergency or dangerous situations. Short tells KGVO-AM that university officials decided to notify students about the reported assault to "raise their situational awareness" about their safety on campus.


This story has been updated to correct the name of the UM spokeswoman to Paula Short.