Wilton Police Chief Heidi Wilcox blocks traffic Wednesday morning from Spruce Mountain Middle and High schools. The schools were on lockdown after a prank call about a person with a gun was received by Cpl. Jeffrey Fournier of the Jay Police Department.
JAY — Police say a 9-year-old girl is responsible for causing lockdowns at two schools Wednesday.
According to Police Chief Richard E. Caton IV, they summonsed the girl from Livermore Falls on Thursday on a charge of creating a false public alarm.
Caton said she made multiple calls from a school bus, saying there was a person with a gun at Spruce Mountain Middle School.
Spruce Mountain Middle School, High School and Elementary School were in lockdown for several hours Wednesday.
Caton said the false public alarm is a Class D crime, a misdemeanor. She has been referred to the Juvenile Court System where she will appear later this fall.
She is a student at the elementary school in Jay.