Police arrested a Warren man accused of making threats against Oceanside High School on social media.
Thomas Sawyer, 20, was charged with terrorizing in connection to the alleged threats.
Sawyer was taken by Rockland police to Knox County Jail on Sunday morning. He was released later that day on $1,500 unsecured bail, according to the Knox County Jail staff.
On Saturday, Rockland police received information that a man had made threatening statements toward the Rockland-based high school on social media, according to a post by Superintendent John C. McDonald on the Regional School Unit 13 website.
In a post Sunday on Facebook, Rockland police said they “are confident that this specific incident has been dealt with.”
However, “in an abundance of caution” there will be an increased police presence at Oceanside High School on Monday and in general at the district’s other schools, according to McDonald’s statement.
The school district is contemplating adding a school resource officer at Oceanside High School and South School, both in located in Rockland. However, according to the Courier-Gazette, the school board delayed a vote on having officers at the schools to give Rockland police time to apply for a federal grant to fund the position and give the City Council time to vote on the matter.
Sawyer is scheduled to appear in court for his arraignment on April 23, according to a Knox County court clerk.
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