Superintendent Banner

December 16, 2021

Dear Brunswick School Community,

I was recently made aware of a general message posted on Tik Tok that US schools could be the target of threats involving shootings and bombings on Friday, December 17. This threat is non-specific, and there is no credible information that it would involve schools in Maine or in Brunswick.

I have been in contact with Scott Stewart, Brunswick Chief of Police, regarding this matter and confirmed that there are no specific or credible threats to any Brunswick schools. However, if any information led me to believe that our schools were at risk, I would take immediate action.

As a precaution only, Brunswick Police will be increasing their presence on the school campus Friday.

Please know that our schools are safe places, we have protocols in place, and that we work closely with local law enforcement. This continuous and deliberate attention to safety has been and continues to be a central priority for Brunswick. However, I would remind all school community members to be vigilant and report anything out of the ordinary to the police or the schools. 

Phillip J. Potenziano, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools