April 07, 2020

Scare prompts evacuation of Deer Isle-Stonington High

DEER ISLE – Investigators have some suspects in a bomb threat Tuesday morning that forced evacuation of students from the Deer Isle-Stonington High School.

Students were evacuated from the high school about 10:30 a.m. after a note was discovered in a boys’ restroom indicating that there was a bomb in the building, according to Lt. Tim Cote at the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.

The students were moved to the nearby elementary school and remained there for about 21/2 hours while local firefighters and school officials searched the building. They found nothing, Cote said.

According to Superintendent Robert Webster, the students were allowed back into the school at about 1 p.m. to retrieve their belongings and then were sent home. Webster said he expects the school to resume its normal schedule today.

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