Some Maine Schools Sheltering in Place Thursday Following Threat of Shooting at Elementary School
According to an article published by the Kennebec Journal, MSAD 75, including students and staff, are under a shelter in place order after a man allegedly threatened to bring a gun to the elementary school in the district.
It's being reported that a man that lives in Caribou, Maine had some kind of altercation with a former student in the district. The man allegedly claimed that he would find out where the former student lives and subsequently bring a gun to an 'unnamed' elementary school in the district.
Superintendent Heidi O’Leary, said in part,
“Out of an abundance of caution, all schools are currently in a shelter in place while law enforcement continues to assess the situation. I was informed by the Topsham Police Chief that the police in that town are working to arrest this man. I want to stress that there is no indication of any immediate danger to students and staff, but we are taking precautionary safety measures,”
The article explained that MSAD 75 includes school in Topsham, Harpswell, Bowdoinham, and Bowdoin, where 40-year-old Robert Card lived before killing 18 people in a pair of shooting sprees in Lewiston last week.
Currently, there is no word on the man's identity who allegedly made the threats. Additionally, it's unclear who the former student is that he referenced in his threat, or why he would want to being a firearm to a Maine elementary school.
This is a developing story and we will continue to keep it updated as more information becomes available.