Students at Noble High School in North Berwick were moved to the middle school Wednesday after what school officials described as a credible bomb threat.

Superintendent Steve Connolly announced on the school’s website that all students and staff were taken to Noble Middle School, where classes were held throughout the day. Police and bomb dogs searched the high school and deemed it safe, but after-school activities had already been canceled.

School is scheduled to resume its normal schedule Thursday.

“While people generally seemed to handle the events of the day well, I noted students were particularly upset by the inconveniences likely caused by a peer,” Connolly said on the School Administrative District 60 Web page. “I am reviled by the nature of this kind of intrusion to the educational day of half the students – it disrupted all middle school learning today as well – in our district. We will discover the identity of the perpetrator(s) and follow through to the full extent of options available to the school district.”

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