School Union 93 Superintendent Mark Hurvitt, GSA Dean of Curriculum David Stearns (on phone), GSA Director of Student Conduct Jennifer Jackson and Maine State Trooper David Barnard talk following a bomb threat at GSA. PHOTO BY STEPHEN RAPPAPORT

Bomb threat closes GSA Wednesday

BLUE HILL — At about noon Wednesday, administrators evacuated students and staff from George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill because of a bomb threat, according to School Union 93 Superintendent Mark Hurvitt.

Students were moved to the Blue Hill Consolidated School gym to await further developments. The Blue Hill Fire Department arrived at the school at about 12:50 to inspect the buildings.

Maine State Trooper David Barnard advised Hurvitt not to have buses assemble in their usual location when they arrive to pick up students to avoid the risk of “a detonation.”

School was cancelled shortly after 1 p.m. All after-school activities also were cancelled. Many students had backpacks, phones and other personal items in the buildings, but were not allowed to return to buildings until they have been cleared by the police.

“Bomb threats happen everywhere,” Hurvitt said.

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