UNITY — Mount View High School was locked down after the administration found a note in a school bathroom that “communicated a potential threat,” according to police.

The administrators reported the note at 2:30 p.m. Thursday to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office before going into a lockdown, which is when classrooms are locked, lights are turned off and students are encouraged to be quiet, as the potential threat is inside the building.

Students were released for the day once sheriff’s deputies arrived at the school, according to a news release from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, and after-school activities were canceled.

The sheriff’s office still is investigating the threat but does not believe it poses any immediate danger to the students or the staff.

Regional School Unit 3, which includes the high school, plans to hold classes and activities as usual on Friday.

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