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Former NH bus driver accused of stalking 8-year-old boy in Maine

The 39-year-old man was arrested Friday night in Eliot, according to a news release.

CONCORD, N.H. — A former school bus driver has been arrested Friday in Maine after allegedly threatening a child and their family.

A news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Hampshire stated Michael Chick, 39, of Eliot was charged with interstate stalking. He was arrested without incident. 

Chick was a school bus driver for routes servicing Greenland Central School in Greenland, New Hampshire, but reportedly traveled to Maine to make threats. 

He was accused of threatening a an 8-year-old student in that school district, as well as that student's family. Court records suggest that video recordings on the bus indicate that Chick had told the boy to hide a cellphone he reportedly gave the student, instructed him to lie about it, and asked him to bring the phone to the bathroom to take inappropriate pictures of himself. 

The court records also suggest Chick reportedly made multiple visits to the family's home and placed GPS trackers on vehicles belonging to the family.  

Chick appeared in court Tuesday afternoon. He was ordered by the court to remain detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for Aug. 18. 

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