May 24, 2018
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Guilford area high school student arrested for terrorizing with bomb threat

By Diana Bowley, BDN Staff

GUILFORD, Maine — A Piscataquis Community High School freshman has been charged with terrorizing in connection with a bomb threat that evacuated both the high and middle schools on May 19.

The arrest of the male student was made on May 20 and the student has been turned over to the juvenile authorities for prosecution, according to Investigator Jamie Kane of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department. Kane credited school officials with speaking to students and identifying the student involved.

“The school did a great job to get to the bottom of it,” Kane said.

The student was upset and having a difficult time at school when he left a note on a laptop that said a bomb in a specific locker would blow up, Kane said. The State Police Bomb Squad that was in the area for another matter responded to assist the sheriff’s department when the bomb threat was discovered.

The male student was immediately suspended from school, SAD 4 Superintendent Paul Stearns said Thursday. He said a meeting will be held with the student’s father on Friday, May 27. He said it was very likely that the student will face a longer suspension.

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