- Emergency shelter has been provided to schools in MSAD District 75
- The lockdown comes after a Caribou man threatened to bring a gun to an unnamed elementary school
- Interim Superintendent Heidi O’Leary emphasized that there was “no evidence of imminent danger to students and staff.”
All schools in a Maine district were placed on lockdown after a man threatened to bring a gun to an unnamed elementary school.
Students and staff at MSAD 75 schools were issued a protective order after a Caribou man made a threat against a former student in the area.
The man is said to have threatened to find out where the student lives and bring a weapon to school.
In a statement about it 13WGME Interim Superintendent Heidi O’Leary said, “I want to emphasize that there are no signs of imminent 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 further details and ensure the safety of our students. I will provide a further update once we have more definitive information to share.”
Topsham police added that they are currently working to arrest the man, who has not yet been named.
MSAD 75 consists of 3,444 students and 266 teachers at the 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 at a Lewiston bowling alley and bar, killing 18 people and wounding 13 others.
The 40-year-old army reservist fled before turning the gun on himself.
His body was discovered in the back of an industrial tractor-trailer in an area that investigators admitted had been “cleared” twice before.
Card was a former student of MSAD75 and his hometown of Bowdoin is part of the district that is currently on lockdown.
The towns of Bowdoinham, Topsham and Harpswell are also in the area.