A 14-year-old student at Hall-Dale High School in Farmingdale has been charged with terrorizing after he allegedly made a comment Wednesday about a school shooting. The student who has been charged is not shown in the photograph. Kennebec Journal photo by Joe Phelan

Two 14-year-old students were charged with terrorizing after threats were made to two high schools in separate incidents in Maine this week, police say.

In a third incident, a Bangor High School student was arrested Thursday after allegedly bringing a stolen handgun to school.

Hall-Dale High School in Farmingdale remained open Thursday following a threat made Wednesday evening.

Students at Nokomis Regional High School in Newport were sent home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday after sheltering in place following the discovery of a threat there.

In Farmingdale, a boy was taken into protective custody after police received a call around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday reporting a threat “in reference to comments he made about a school shooting,” according to Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Chris Read.

“A Hall-Dale High School student made a verbal threat this evening and a number of students/parents reported it to the administration and police department,” Regional School Unit 2 Superintendent Cheri Towle said in a statement Wednesday. “The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department went immediately to the student’s house and began their investigation.”

At Nokomis, a note left on a bathroom mirror warned that someone would shoot up the school on Friday, The Associated Press reported. Police later arrested a boy at home and charged him with misdemeanor terrorizing. He was released into his father’s custody, the report said.

Kennebec Journal Staff Writer Sam Shepherd and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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