Barrington schools went into "secure campus" mode after a threat was made to the elementary school early Tuesday afternoon.

Barrington Police Chief George Joy said that because of the nature of the threat received around 12:20 p.m., students were kept inside both district schools and the Early Childhood Learning Center as part of district protocols.

Members of the Barrington and Strafford Police as well as the Strafford County Sheriff's Office went to each school.

A suspect was taken into custody at 1:45 p.m., according to Joy, who did not disclose the nature of the threat.

Joy told Seacoast Current more information about the incident would be disclosed on Wednesday.

The threat comes on the first day back from the Memorial Day weekend. On Friday, police arrested Guy Hansen, 61, of Pittsfield on Route 89 in Warner without incident, according to the Department of Safety, for allegedly leaving paper plates with "school shooter" written on them in Barnstead, Epsom, and Pittsfield.

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