Officials with the Gray-New Gloucester school district say that contrary to early reports, there were no students on the bus that was the target of a bomb threat this morning.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office responded after a student made a remark about a bomb being on the bus. Initially, the sheriff’s office believed there were children on the bus and that it was evacuated. But the school later corrected that.

11:04 a.m.

A bomb threat directed at a Gray Middle School bus transporting students this morning led to the evacuation of the bus and a summons for the student who made the threat.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s deputies and a bomb-sniffing dog from the Portland Police Department were called to Route 202 and Lawrence Road in Gray at 7:30 a.m.

A middle school student not on the bus at the time made reference to a bomb being placed on the bus, the sheriff’s office said. The driver was notified and immediately pulled over and ordered the students off the bus.

Sheriff’s deputies stopped traffic while the bus and surrounding area was searched. Nothing was found.

The student was given a summons to appear in court on charges of creating a false public alarm and was released to a guardian.

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