School Shootings in Maine
According to spokesman Stephen McCausland State Police said one man is in custody following shootings in Washington County this morning, which took place in Machias and Jonesboro.
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The Maine State Police have a suspect in custody after multiple shootings in the Machias area Monday morning.
The shootings, with multiple victims, were reported at about 11 a.m. Monday. One person has since been taken into custody, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
McCausland said early Monday afternoon the suspect in custody has not been arrested.
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According to Machia’s police Chief Todd Hand, The person was the only known suspect in the shootings.
The superintendent of AOS 96 tells us that he was notified by police that there had been shootings in the area.
Schools were placed in a lockdown status for a brief time according to a post on the Machias Memorial High School Facebook page but resumed their normal day around noon.
It is unknown how many people have been shot.
This is a developing situation, and details are limited.
We have a crew on the way to that area and will have updates as they become available.
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According to News Center Maine, the shootings occurred around 11 a.m. in Machias and Jonesboro.
Schools in the Machias school district went into a hard lockdown after police alerted them to the shootings, school officials said. The lockdowns were lifted shortly afternoon.
State police are expected to provide an update on the situation at 5 p.m.
AOS 96 Superintendent Scott Porter said schools in the Machias school district including Rose M. Gaffney Elementary School and Machias Memorial High School went into a hard lockdown after the Washington County Sheriff’s Office alerted them to the shootings.