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Maine High School Evacuated Because of Unspecified Threat

NORTH BERWICK, Maine - The North Berwick police chief says the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force is assisting in the investigation of a threat made via Twitter against Noble High School.

School officials evacuated more than 1,000 students after police learned of a bomb threat Wednesday morning.

North Berwick Police Chief Stephen Peasley said bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in and no bomb was found.

Officials say buses took students to Noble Middle School, which closed early at 12:45 p.m. An automated telephone message sent to parents indicated there was a "credible threat to student safety'' at the high school.