Juvenile in custody; activities resume

Mount View Complex placed on lockdown after social media threat

By Fran Gonzalez | Mar 01, 2018
Source: RSU3 website A second day of class interruption due to threat made on social media, Thursday March 1.

Thorndike — The Mount View school complex was placed on lockdown Thursday morning when a student received a threat on social media.


According to Waldo County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 10:45 a.m. March 1, Regional School Unit 3 administrators were made aware of a potential threat. In response, the Mount View school complex and the Unity business office went into lockdown as the threats were being investigated.


As the investigation progressed, the status of the school changed to a "lockout."  According to a text from RSU 3 administration, “at this point, we do not believe that any student or staff is in danger ... however, extra law enforcement officers have been stationed at the Mt. View Complex as a precautionary measure.”


Lt. Matthew Curtis of Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said the threat was "unrelated to the incident that occurred yesterday (Feb. 28) causing the evacuation of the Mount View Complex.”


Curtis said after further investigation, it is believed the threat was related to a similar threat made against Skowhegan-area schools yesterday as well as today.

A juvenile male has been taken into custody in connection with the Mount View threat as the Skowhegan investigation continues, Curtis said. Any additional information regarding specific charges will be released by Skowhegan Police.

The lockout at the Mount View Complex was lifted just after 12:30 p.m. Thursday and normal school activities resumed.

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