The Department of Public Safety is aware of multiple active shooter threats that were made at schools throughout the state this morning, Nov. 15. The Maine State Police has been assisting local law enforcement agencies with these initial investigations.
At this time these reports are believed to be a hoax. The Maine Information Analysis Center (MIAC) is heavily involved in coordinating these investigations.
10 Maine school districts received hoax calls falsely reporting an active shooter today. These are the communities we’ve confirmed. Federal investigators are supporting state and local agencies now. @WMTWTV pic.twitter.com/5IIpG2IV5D
— Terry Stackhouse (@TStackhouseWMTW) November 15, 2022
— FBI Boston (@FBIBoston) November 15, 2022
From Superintendant Hopkins-
This is Pat Hopkins, MSAD 11 Superintendent of Schools with an update on the situation at…
In addition to Sanford, officials say that schools in Gardiner, Rockland, Belfast, Ellsworth, Winslow and Portland received similar calls Tuesday morning.
— WABI_TV5 (@WABI_TV5) November 15, 2022
WATCH: Officials address the rumors surrounding the active shooter threat at Sanford High School. Police say there was no active shooter, and no one was hurt. It was a hoax.
— CBS 13 News (@WGME) November 15, 2022
This is what the district put out on social media. I talked to a high school senior— her sister was inside the school this morning. She was about to get to campus when she saw police cars speed by headed in that direction. She says her stomach dropped. pic.twitter.com/toMl8NcS16
— Mal Meyer (@MalWGME) November 15, 2022
— Rob Gould (@bobbbyg) November 15, 2022
“FBI is aware of the numerous active shooter threats that have been made at schools throughout Maine. While we have no information to indicate a specific and credible threat, we will continue to work…” –@FBIBoston pic.twitter.com/7O4ZBRLf7p
— Cristina Frank (@CristinaWMTW) November 15, 2022
State Police say active shooter threats to schools were part of a hoax. Multiple agencies were dispatched to a handful of schools this morning. https://t.co/V6yXuKWLlr
— Amanda Hill (@amanduhill) November 15, 2022