BRUNSWICK, Maine — A 12-year-old girl was charged Tuesday with felony criminal terrorizing after she allegedly pulled a fire alarm at Brunswick Junior HIgh School while residents voted in the school’s gymnasium.
Police and firefighters responded to the alarm just before 10 a.m. Tuesday, and found the school and the polls evacuated when they arrived, according to Brunswick Fire Deputy Chief Don Koslosky.
The polls were secured by emergency personnel and were unattended for no more than three minutes, he said. The building reopened about 10 minutes after the alarm was pulled.
Police officers interviewed students, who allegedly told them the name of the girl who pulled the alarm, Deputy Police Chief Marc Hagan said Wednesday.
The girl’s parents brought her to the Brunswick police station Tuesday afternoon, where she was charged. She is scheduled to appear in West Bath District Court on Aug. 13.