Freeport High School was evacuated Monday afternoon when school officials discovered a bomb threat that had been written on a student’s desk.

No bombs were found, and the student who made the threat has yet to be identified.

In a statement Monday evening, Cynthia Alexander, assistant superintendent for RSU 5, said high school students were immediately evacuated to the nearby Morse Street elementary school for the remainder of the school day. Morse Street is within easy walking distance of the high school.

“Today, at 12:50 p.m., a student bomb threat was found written on a desk at Freeport High School,” Alexander said. “Students were immediately evacuated to Morse Street School for the remainder of the school day in accordance with the district’s safety plan.”

Alexander said the Portland Police Department brought in its K-9 team to assist local police and firefighters in a search of the high school but were unable to find anything.

“We are working with the police to investigate who made the threat and we will do everything in our power to see that the person is prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” Alexander said.

In an email alerting parents that high school students were relocated to the Morse Street School gym, Morse Street Principal Julie Nickerson said there was no threat to students at Morse Street School.

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