June 25, 2018
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Piscataquis Secondary School closed Tuesday due to bomb threat

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

GUILFORD, Maine — For the third time in two weeks, proceedings at SAD 4 in Piscataquis County have been interrupted by a bomb threat.

Superintendent Paul Stearns said Tuesday morning that a custodian at Piscataquis Secondary School, which houses grades 7-12, found a note in a bathroom that stated there was a bomb in the building.

The note was discovered at 7 a.m. and no students were in the building at the time, Stearns said.

Piscataquis County sheriff’s deputies and state police troopers performed a walkthrough with K-9 units and determined the school to be safe, according to the superintendent. No classes will be held, however, on Tuesday.

Stearns said bomb threats were reported at the secondary school two weeks ago, and another at the elementary school a week ago. He added that elementary school students were attending classes as scheduled Tuesday.

“This is really becoming disconcerting for everybody involved,” Stearns said. “It causes a lot of anxiety.”

Stearns expects classes to resume Wednesday at the secondary school.

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