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Two Maine schools closed on Halloween due to threat of violence

There is no longer any danger to the public, deputies say.

READFIELD, Maine — Maranacook Community High School and Middle School were closed Monday due to a threat of violence.

According to a message by RSU 38 Superintendent Jay Charette, the two schools and all school-based activities were closed “out of an abundance of caution” after school officials received an anonymous text on Saturday that threatened violence at the high school. 

At approximately 7:41 p.m. Saturday, police received a complaint of terrorizing from a 14-year-old in Manchester, according to a release issued by the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office

The 14-year-old told police she received a threat from an unknown person at 7:30 p.m. that evening indicating a school shooting would take place on Monday, deputies said. 

A concerned parent provided deputies with additional information regarding who was responsible for the school threat, the release stated.

On Oct. 31, a 15-year-old female was reportedly summonsed for terrorizing after deputies identified the person responsible for making the threat. 

Deputies believe there is no longer any danger to the public. 

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