(NEWS CENTER Maine) - There have been 17 school bomb threats reported to the Maine Department of Education this school year, roughly a 21% increase from this time last year.

NEWS CENTER Maine requested a list of specific events from the Department of Education. The Department only keeps track of bomb threats reported by school administrative units.

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In the 2016-2017 school year, there were a total of 28 bomb threats in Maine schools. The year before that, there were 30. In the 2015-2016 school year, however, there were only 13.

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