FARMINGTON — A Mt. Blue Middle School student who was overheard making a threat to “shoot up the school” was under house arrest Tuesday, police said.

The boy, 13, of Farmington made the threat within earshot of a teacher, who told Principal James Black.

The incident occurred at the end of the school day and the boy was picked up by a guardian, Deputy Police Chief Shane Cote said.

No weapon was found.

Cote and Regional School Unit 9 Resource Officer Bridgette Gilbert went to the guardian’s home to talk to the boy.

He was arrested on a charge of terrorizing and conditionally released to his guardian, Cote said. Both the guardian and the boy agreed to the conditions.

The student was suspended for 10 days, RSU 9 Superintendent Tom Ward said.

A risk assessment will be done by a medical professional to determine what to do about the student, Ward said.

The student could go before the school board for an expulsion hearing.

A re-entry plan will be developed that will include getting the student the help he needs and what he would need to do before returning to the school regardless of whether he is expelled, Ward said.

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