December 11, 2018
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Teen accused of threatening violence at Maine high school

Sagadahoc County Communications | BDN
Sagadahoc County Communications | BDN
Jonas Cloukey

A Bowdoinham teen was arrested Monday night and charged with making an online threat of physical violence at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham.

Jonas Cloukey, 19, was arrested at a home on River Road in Bowdoinham and charged with Class C felony terrorizing, according to Topsham police Chief Christopher Lewis.

According to Lewis, Topsham police were informed Monday morning of a threat posted on social media by someone identified as “Discord.”

The suspect identified the school, as well as a future date and time when the physical violence would take place, Lewis said.

Police allegedly seized a shotgun, several knives, two computers and cellphones from Cloukey’s home. No specific details about the items were immediately available Tuesday.

Lewis said police are confident Cloukey is “the sole suspect.”

Before the February school vacation, administrators evacuated students from Woodside Elementary School in Topsham and increased security at Mt. Ararat High School in response to reported threats.

CBS 13 reported Tuesday morning that all schools in the Mt. Ararat school district would be open Tuesday, although there would be an “increased police presence” at all schools.

Cloukey is scheduled to appear in West Bath District Court on May 8.

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