Oceanside East threatening remains under investigation

By Beth A. Birmingham | Dec 02, 2013
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham

Rockland — Police responded to a call reporting that a male subject was threatening another male in the office of Oceanside High School East at about 8 a.m. Nov. 27.

"The call was made from inside the office," according to Rockland Police Chief Bruce Boucher.

Boucher said it was not known at first whether a weapon was involved in the incident or not, so the respondents treated it like a lockdown situation.

By the time the police arrived at the scene, the suspect male had left the building.

A few hours later, the suspect was found by Knox County Sheriff's deputies in Cushing, according to an email from Chief Deputy Tim Carroll.

"He was detained there until Detective Russ Thompson from Rockland Police Department could interview him," said Carroll.

"It was determined there was no weapon brought into the school," said Boucher. "But we decided to err on the side of caution."

No injuries were reported, and the incident — which involved a student at the school  and another adult male — remains under investigation, according to Boucher Dec. 2.

Knox County Sheriffs, Department of Marine Resources, Maine State Police, and Rockland Police responded to the call.

Courier Publications reporter Beth Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 13.

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