Students and staff at Cheverus High School in Portland were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a threat was found written on bathroom wall inside the school.

School spokeswoman Bethany Hanley said in a statement that students and staff evacuated shortly before 2 p.m. to the St. Pius X Church, about a half mile down Ocean Avenue from the school. They remained there until 4 p.m., when Portland police completed their investigation.

The threat was unfounded, Hanley wrote, and police determined that the Cheverus campus was safe. Classes will resume Wednesday as scheduled.

Cheverus is a private, Catholic high school with about 500 students.


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