SANFORD, Maine — A bomb threat forced the town’s junior high school to be evacuated for a short period of time Thursday morning and a student was charged, officials said.

The threat, which was written on a bathroom wall, was discovered around 8:30 a.m., according to Superintendent David Theoharides.

According to a statement from Sanford police, the 13-year-old student was charged with terrorizing, a Class C offense.

As of 10:30 a.m., students were back in the building, the superintendent said.

A sweep of the building was conducted by Sanford police, and no explosives were found, Theoharides said.

The superintendent added a male student confessed to writing the message on the bathroom wall.

Theoharides praised the work of faculty and police in getting things under control in a timely fashion.


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