FROM THE PORTLAND PRESS HERALD (Via MSP PIO McCausland) - Two threatening email message prompted Regional School Unit 14 to release students from all its schools in Windham and Raymond Monday morning. The two messages were sent this morning to two different officials of RSU 14, according to Windham police Lt. Jame Boudreau. The messages were directed at the school system. They were not identical and they were sent from two different sources. Boudreau would not give any additional details about the contents of the messages. Windham police and the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force are working to identify the sources of the emails, he said.
Superintendent Sandy Prince said the emails were sent to him and Charlie Haddock, principal of Windham Middle School. Prince did not elaborate on the content of the emails, but said they were not a typical bomb threat. District officials decided to send home all students because the threats weren’t directed at a specific school, he said. RSU 14 schools began the process of releasing students by 9:45 a.m.
Closure of the entire district is a logistical challenge. There are about 3,400 students in the district, which includes Windham High School, middle schools in Windham and Raymond and three elementary schools – two in Windham and one in Raymond.