Maine High School Student Charged With Terrorizing Following Online Threats
A Maine teenager is in custody following a slew of online threats that were made towards a Portland school, according to WGME.
The news station is reporting that Portland Police officers were dispatched on Monday afternoon to the Portland Arts and Technology and Casco Bay High School, both on Allen Avenue, just before 2pm.
Police were told that there was a student at the facility that had allegedly posted threatening messages online against Casco Bay High School on Monday afternoon.
Police and school officials then decided it was in everyone's best interest to place both schools into a temporary lockdown out of an abundance of caution. Meanwhile, responding officers took the juvenile in question into custody and transported the student to the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.
The investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone who may have additional information to contact the Portland Police Department by calling 207.874.8575.
We will continue to keep this story updated as more information becomes available to us. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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