Maine 12-year-old charged with terrorizing after wall threat

September 8, 2022 GMT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine charged a middle schooler with terrorizing after they found a threat of violence on the wall of a school in Bangor.

Under state law, a person can be charged with terrorizing if they make a threat of violence to someone else.

The message appeared on the wall of Bangor Regional Program, a school in the district, the Bangor Daily News reported. Police charged a 12-year-old on Wednesday as a result of the vandalism.

Police did not disclose the name of the student. Schools in the district had an increased police presence on Wednesday, but there were no incidents.

Bangor school superintendent James Tager said the city school department “prioritizes the safety and well being of everyone on our school campuses.”