Investigators try to find teens whose comments led to Lewiston lockdown
LEWISTON (WGME) – Just days after a mass shooting in Texas, a Maine high school was sent into lockdown over concerning comments.
Lewiston police are investigating after an adult heard some, "disturbing things."
Lewiston police advised putting the high school on lockdown, after an adult came forward saying they heard part of a conversation from two young people off campus, saying things that could be interpreted as a threat.
"I won't get into the exact comment, because I'm not sure the context of what it was,” Lt. Dave St. Pierre said. “But it was enough that it created a concern to notify the school."
Right now, investigators are trying to identify and locate the teens, so they can figure out exactly what they were talking about.
Police say it could be something as simple as two teens talking about Friday's deadly school shooting in Texas.
"But given the climate of today's world and the school being hyper vigilant, and they should be, we want to protect our students,” St. Pierre said. “We want to protect the staff."
Police say the witness heard no direct threats toward anyone at the high school, so they lifted the lockdown by noon, but after what happened in Texas, the lockdown was enough to frighten some students.
Police say if students or adults see or hear anything, they should always report it.
"We certainly applaud him for calling us,” St. Pierre said. “In today's world, you can never be so certain."