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After Florida school shooting, three online threats made at Maine schools

TOPSHAM (WGME) - Just two days after a deadly school shooting in Florida, there were three online threats made in Maine.

Police are increasing their presence at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham.

School officials received information Thursday about two boys who talked about online video games focused on school violence.

School officials say police are investigating and the two involved are being disciplined for the language that suggests a threat.

This comes after two threats in Maine, one at South Portland High School and another at Cony High School in Augusta.

School officials and local authorities aren't taking the smallest threat lightly, especially after the great lost in Florida most recently.

Mt. Ararat’s principal sent out a message Thursday evening that said:

"Please know that any and all threats are investigated to the fullest extent to ensure the safety of the building and all occupants. The safety of our children is of primary concern. There will be an increased presence of police at school tomorrow as we begin our day to support students and parents sense of safety. "

Police and school officials say they don’t feel the threat to the high school is credible, but they want to assure safety for students, faculty, parents and the community.

Blake Lipton

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