UPDATED: Pat Hinckley is the new Maine DOE contact for all issues related to bomb threats. Please see her contact information below.
In the instance of a bomb threat, public schools and private schools in which at least 60 percent of students are enrolled at public expense are required by law to notify the Commissioner of the threat within two business days.
A secure form, which requires a username and a case-sensitive password, is now available. Superintendents’ offices and headmasters of private schools were notified of the log in information by a Priority Notice sent this morning at 8 a.m. to the designated district or private school contact. (This may be the superintendent/headmaster or an office secretary, as designated by school districts annually. If your office did not receive this Priority Notice, please contact Courtney Yeager at email@example.com.)
The Commissioner must report annually to the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee regarding the nature and impact of bomb threats in Maine’s schools. These forms will help the Department meet this obligation as well as track statewide trends for bomb threats.
Access the form at:
If you have questions regarding the content of the reporting form, please contact Pat Hinckley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 624-6886.
If you have difficulty opening, completing or submitting the form, please contact the MEDMS HelpDesk at email@example.com or 624-6896.
Resources and more information
- Secure bomb threat form
- Pat Hinckley
Maine Department of Education
- MEDMS HelpDesk