July 09, 2020

P.I. teen charged in bomb threat Pupil turned over to juvenile officials

PRESQUE ISLE – A 14-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a bomb threat that disrupted a day last week at Presque Isle Middle School.

Presque Isle police Detective Bill Scull said Thursday that the boy, a student at the Skyway Street school, was charged Tuesday with Class C terrorizing and turned over to juvenile intake authorities.

School officials could not be reached Thursday afternoon to determine whether the boy was still a student at the school.

Police were alerted shortly before noon Sept. 19, and pupils and staff were evacuated to the gymnasium at Northern Maine Community College. They were sent home for the last half of the day.

The sixth- through eighth-grade school has 490 pupils, according to the SAD 1 Web site.

A bomb-sniffing dog from the Maine State Police searched the grounds and the building, but no bomb was found.

The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the call, and law enforcement personnel left the grounds at approximately 3:30 p.m.

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