- Schools in MSAD 75 district have been provided with shelters upon order
- Lockdown comes after a Caribou man threatened to take a gun to an unnamed elementary school
- Interim Superintendent Heidi O’Leary emphasized that there is “no indication of any immediate danger to students and staff.”
All schools in a Maine district are on lockdown after a man threatened to bring a gun to an unnamed elementary school.
Students and staff at MSAD 75 schools have been given shelter after a Caribou man made the threat against a former student in the area.
The man allegedly threatened to find out where the student lives and bring a gun to school.
In a statement to 13WGME Interim Chief Inspector Heidi O’Leary said: ‘I would like to emphasize that there is no evidence of any immediate danger to students and staff, but we are taking precautions.
“I understand this is very alarming news for our community. We are working closely with law enforcement to gather additional data and ensure our students remain safe. I will provide another update once we have more definitive information to share.”
Topsham police added that they are currently working to arrest the man, who has not yet been named.
MSAD 75 consists of 3,444 students and 266 teachers spread across Maine School, six elementary schools, one middle school and one high school in Cumberland and Sagadahoc counties.
It comes just a week after Lewiston gunman Robert Card killed 18 people in the quiet Maine town.