- Associated Press - Monday, May 2, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Of the thousands of children who fled Central America on their own in recent years, three are living in Montana.

The federal government says they were placed with relatives or other sponsors in Montana since fall 2013. It’s not clear where exactly they ended up because the government won’t provide a country breakdown to protect their privacy.

The children are supposed to enroll in school as they go through immigration proceedings but it’s not clear whether they have or where. The Montana Office of Public Instruction doesn’t track them.

While few in number, they could pose a challenge for school districts since the children tend to be older than other students who need help learning English in a state where only about 2 percent of students don’t speak English.

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