All schools in MSAD #54 are closed today as police investigate a threat on social media.

Superintendent of Schools Brent Colbry posted on the department's website that the closure is the result of a threat posted and distributed through social media and digital communication. The threat was discovered Tuesday evening and, after consulting local law enforcement, Colbry says the decision was made to keep the children at home for the day.

Police are investigating the situation and working to determine the credibility of the threat. There's no word on the nature of the threat or whether police know who posted it.

The closure includes Canaan Elementary School, Bloomfield Elementary School, Margaret Chase Smith School, Mill Stream Elementary School, North Elementary School, Skowhegan Area Middle School, Skowhegan Area High School, Marti Stevens Learning Center, and Somerset Career & Technical Center.


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