THORNDIKE — A student who made violent threats against his high school earlier this week has been banned from campus.

The 15-year-old male was isolated by officials from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office on Monday after staff at Mount View High School in Thorndike reported the threat. He was charged with class D terrorizing.

Chief Deputy Jason Trundy offered more details on the situation Friday morning.

A teenage student was arrested and charged Monday in connection with alleged threats made to Mt. View High School in Thorndike. Morning Sentinel file photo

“Basically, (he said) that he was going to come to the school and kill students,” Trundy said, adding that he was unsure whether guns or explosives were involved.

Trundy said he believed “(the threat) was generic” and not targeted at specific individuals.

“Whether it was through Facebook or a messenger app, I’m not sure,” Trundy added.

The student has been released to his parents and “given a list of conditions” after a juvenile community correctional officer determined that he did not need to be held in a juvenile detention center.

“I don’t know (the conditions),” said Trundy. “I know … that he is not allowed to return to the school and that he cannot possess weapons.”

The 15-year-old’s identity will not be disclosed “until he is formally charged and in front of the court,” Trundy said.

Waldo County juvenile community correctional officers could not immediately be reached for a comment on the other conditions of release for the student.

Mount View High School is part of Regional School Unit 3, which includes Brooks, Freedom, Jackson, Knox, Liberty, Monroe, Montville, Thorndike, Troy, Unity and Waldo.

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