9-year-old girl charged in connection to threats that prompted school lockdowns in Jay


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.

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