ELLSWORTH — Police were called to KidsPeace on March 28 for a report of a 15-year-old boy from Lamoine who was threatening to “shoot himself and others,” according to a police report.
The boy was detained by staff and brought to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital for an evaluation.
After he was cleared by hospital staff, he was transported to Mountain View Correctional Facility and charged with terrorizing, Class C, according to police.
Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier said the boy said he was going to steal a weapon to carry out his threats. Police did not sweep the boy’s residence for weapons, Moshier said, adding that because the boy lives in Lamoine it would be a bit more complicated to get a warrant.
After speaking with the boy’s mother, Moshier said, police decided it wasn’t necessary.
She “was very clear and adamant that there were no weapons in the house,” Moshier said.