BANGOR – Police arrested a 13-year-old student in connection with threats that forced Bangor schools into lockdown Wednesday morning.
A statement from Bangor police Wednesday afternoon said the investigation led police to student, whose name is being withheld because the student is a minor.
Police did not disclose whether the student was male or female.
According to police, the student has been charged with terrorizing in connection with threats allegedly made against other students on a social media platform.
“The Bangor Police Dept. and School Officials have determined the anonymous threat is no longer active. There is no ongoing threat to the schools. Therefore, the lockdown has been lifted,” Bangor School Department Superintendent Betsy Webb said via Twitter.
“As a safety reminder to all, if you see something, say something. Contact the Bangor Police and school administration as soon as possible. Safety is a top priority and individuals responsible will be held accountable,” Webb said in a followup tweet.
The statement from Bangor police indicated the evidence implicating the teen would be presented to the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office, which will decide whether to pursue the charge.
The threats remain under investigation. Watch ABC 7 and Fox 22 for updates.