All schools in a Maine district have been put into lockdown after a man threatened to bring a gun to an unnamed elementary school. Students and staff at MSAD 75 schools have been issued a shelter in place order after a Caribou man made the threat against a former student in the area.
The man allegedly threatened to find where the student lived and bring a gun to the school. In a statement to 13WGME interim Superintendent Heidi O’Leary said: ‘I want to stress that there is no indication of any immediate danger to students and staff, but we are taking precautionary safety measures.
‘I understand this is very alarming news for our community. We are working closely with law enforcement to gather additional details and ensure our students remain safe. I will provide another update as soon as we have more definitive information to share.’ Topsham police added they are currently working to arrest the man, who has not yet been named.
The student or school he allegedly threatened to target has also not yet been named. MSAD 75 is made up of 3,444 students and 266 teachers across Maine School six elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school in Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties.
It comes just a week after gunman Robert Card opened fire in a Lewiston bowling alley and bar, killing 18 people and injuring 13 others. The army reservist, 40, then went on the run before turning the gun on himself.
His body was discovered at the back of an industrial tractor trailer in an area that investigators admitted they previously ‘cleared’ twice. Card was a former student of MSAD75 and his hometown of Bowdoin falls within the district currently under lockdown.
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