Mt. Ararat High School, in Topsham, was among several area schools that went into lockdown Thursday in response to alleged threats from a Caribou man who was later arrested. (J. Craig Anderson photo)

A week after being closed for two days following back-to-back mass shootings in Lewiston, area schools were placed on temporary lockdown Thursday, Nov. 2, in response to alleged threats of gun violence by a Caribou man who was later arrested.

Maine School Administrative District 75 interim Superintendent Heidi O’Leary issued a letter to the community early Thursday saying students, faculty and staff at all the district’s schools had been instructed to shelter in place. The district includes Harpswell, Topsham, Bowdoin and Bowdoinham.

“Based on the initial information we have; the threat was made by a man not from this community (Caribou, Maine) who had a conflict with a former student,” O’Leary wrote. “He threatened to find where this student lives and bring a weapon to an elementary school. No schools or students were identified by name.”

According to the Portland Press Herald, other schools and colleges in Maine also were placed on lockdown Thursday morning while police searched for the suspect, 36-year-old Adam Green, who was later arrested in Fort Fairfield.

Green was charged with two counts of terrorizing and one count of harassment, according to Topsham police. MSAD 75 schools resumed normal operations around 1 p.m.

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