June 19, 2018
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Police respond to bomb threat at Richmond High School

RICHMOND, Maine — Police and bomb-sniffing dogs converged on Richmond Middle/High School Friday morning in response to a bomb threat found on the wall of the boys locker room Tuesday.

No bomb or anything suspicious or dangerous was found and classes were taking place as scheduled Friday afternoon, Richmond police Chief Scott MacMaster told the Kennebec Journal.

Principal Deborah Smith Flask stated in a letter to parents that the words “bomb Friday, 12:30” were found written by a student on the wall of a stall in the boys locker room Tuesday.

The school was evacuated Tuesday and Maine State Police brought in a bomb-sniffing dog, with an officer and police K-9 discovering no threat.

On Friday morning, cops and bomb-sniffing dogs returned to the school as students arrived for classes.

MacMaster told the Kennebec Journal that students’ backpacks and purses were searched upon entry into the school, but students themselves were not searched.

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