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.