Fort Kent Schools Close due to Multiple Gunshots Near Schools

Published: Mar. 24, 2023 at 12:07 PM EDT
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FORT KENT, Maine (WAGM) - UPDATE: The investigation continued throughout the day, probable cause was developed and arrest warrants were obtained. Alejandro Ochoa, 31, and Orlin Flores-Vargas, 23, both of Fort Kent were placed into custody without incident. Both were charged with Felony Reckless Conduct with a Firearm.

Fort Kent schools are closed Friday after police received several calls of multiple gunshots near the schools.

The calls came in just before 6 a.m. in the vicinity of Pleasant Street, School Street, and University Drive.

The decision to cancel school was a mutual one between Fort Kent police and the superintendent.

Police say they were able to pinpoint the shots were coming from East Main Street.

No injuries were reported.

The investigation continues.

Police say there is no threat to the public at this time.