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Claremont Police Called to School Administrative Offices to Respond to 'Panic' Alarm

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School officials in Claremont are offering few details about an incident last week where police were called to the district’s administrative offices after someone inside hit a panic button.

Officers spent over an hour at the building, keeping the peace until one individual left voluntarily, said Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase. Names of those involved are redacted in a police report Chase shared Wednesday. 

SAU6 School Board Chair Marjorie Erickson declined to offer additional details on the incident and a closed-door board meeting Tuesday night.

Leadership of the district has been the subject of controversy in recent years. The board ousted previous superintendent Middleton McGoodwin last year after a bitter budget fight.

An interim superintendent, Keith Pfeifer, is serving until the board names a permanent replacement. Finalists for that post are expected to be named by the end of next week, Erickson said.

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