A 13-year-old student in the Bangor public school system was arrested Wednesday after threats of violence from a fake social media account sent the city’s schools into lockdown mode early Wednesday morning.
Bangor police charged the student with terrorizing, a Class C felony, after several students learned of the threats the student had made on social media, according to a news release from the Bangor Police Department.
Police found the student, who was using a fake account, following a number of interviews and with the help of internet service providers.
All of Bangor’s public schools went into lockdown mode early Wednesday morning following the threat on social media. The lockdown was lifted shortly before 10 a.m. after police determined the schools faced no “ongoing or imminent threat,” said Bangor police Sgt. Wade Betters and the city’s school superintendent, Betsy Webb.
The threat was made against James F. Doughty School on Fifth Street and Bangor High School off Broadway, but all schools were placed on lockdown in response. Police released few details about the nature of the threat, other than to say it was “an anonymous threat” toward some of the city’s public schools.
During a lockdown, the school building is locked and no one is allowed to enter or exit the building, Webb wrote in a letter to parents Wednesday afternoon. Inside, students remain with adult supervisors.