From Superintendent Jordan:
At approximately 9:45 AM this morning local authorities informed us that a bomb threat had been received specifically naming the Ridge View Community School. All students and staff were safely evacuated to Dexter Regional High School where parents were reunified with their children. A State Police canine bomb-sniffing unit performed an extensive search of the school and found nothing suspicious. The school will be in session tomorrow with an added Police presence. Thank you to all of the staff, students, and the Dexter Police Department for handling a very stressful situation in a calm professional manner.
On Friday, May 19, Mathison Deering (Junior) and Christopher Roderka (Sophomore) took part in a meeting with Robert G. Hasson, Jr., the Maine Commission of Education, in effort to start a Student Advisory Council for the Maine Department of Education. Eventually, this committee will include high school and college students from all across Maine. As DRHS representatives, Mathieson and Christopher were two of nine students present at Friday’s meetings. The other students attend Deering High School, South Portland High School, Portland High School, Casco Bay High School, Hall-Dale High School, and Lewiston High School. Two teachers and and two Administrators were also in attendance. They were English teacher, Lisa Quatrale of DRHS; French teacher, Paula Gerencer of Lewiston High School; Principal, Mark Pinkham, of Hall- Dale High School; and Principal, Derek Pierce of Casco Bay High School.