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Mainer driving school bus in NH stalked 8-year-old boy

WARNING: The details of this case are troubling. A Maine man and former New Hampshire school bus driver is accused of harassing and threatening an 8-year-old boy. According to court documents, the allegations include threats against the boy and his family. , tracking of family vehicles, multiple threatening conversations on council school buses, hidden cell phones and allusions to an organization known as “The Team”. Michael Chick of Eliot, Maine faces a federal charge of interstate harassment. The investigation into Chick began on April 18, when the boy’s parents reported to Greenland Central School that their son’s bus driver had given him and his sister gifts. The parents told the school district the kids were away, Chick would leave notes at the family home saying how much she missed. According to the federal affidavit, the boy told a family member that his sister began sharing where they kept the key to the family home after Chick shared where he hid his. The family member said this added to the concern over the allegations. Investigators say that in May, Chick asked to attend one of the boy’s baseball games. When confronted with the authorities’ request, Chick said he was going to watch it with his nephew and thought it would interest him in Little League. Authorities told Chick he should have no further contact with the boy or his family. Officials say after being told by the family, the boy’s school contacted their bus company and asked Chick to be placed on a different route. In July, the family told authorities they found two cell phones hidden in a Pokemon lunch box that Chick had given to the boy. The affidavit says the boy told authorities that Chick gave him a phone after the man was told not to have any further contact. The boy told his parents that he only spoke to Chick on the phone once, about Pokemon, according to the report. The boy’s parents told authorities they were afraid Chick would kidnap their son and feared for his safety and theirs. During their investigation, authorities had access to surveillance footage on the buses that captured interactions between the boy and Chick. During a conversation, the report states that Chick told the boy, “I’m not mad at you. I understand why you didn’t lie to your mother. We’re still in this situation, isn’t it? Did it worry you? Do you remember our agreement? The reason they didn’t go (inaudible) is because I paid $1,000 a week (inaudible). try to figure out what I should do.” In a conversation captured a few weeks later, the boy allegedly told Chick he couldn’t call her. Moments later, Chick reminds him that if someone finds the phone to say he found it at school, and the man didn’t give it to him, according to documents. ” with instructions about something the boy should do with the cell phone, officials said. The boy would later tell investigators from a Chick organization called “The Team.” The boy said The Team was a organization that threatened him and his family and numbered between 8 and 800 members, according to the affidavit. “The team” would go to “Plan B”, which would lead to his kidnapping and torture. “In a conversation on the bus, Chick showed the boy a note that allegedly threatened him, according to court documents. which the boy later confirmed that Chick showed him, read in part, “You’ve had too many chances.” and “Make it happen now or the child disappears.” In August, authorities searched Chick’s home, finding several handwritten notes and instructions to the boy, several permission slips on the bus, computer-generated documents, two phones and a bag of underwear, according to court documents. . According to the affidavit, Chick spoke with officials and admitted he threatened the boy and gave him three different Tracfones. He also reportedly told authorities he had placed trackers on the cars of the boy’s parents, adding that he knew when they turned themselves in to the Greenland Police Department. The trackers were later found where Chick said he placed them, according to the affidavit. Chick is no longer employed as a driver by First Student. The company issued the following statement: “At First Student, we take these accusations very seriously. Behavior such as this is completely unacceptable and at odds with what we stand for as a company. First Student does not employ plus the driver. We are cooperating with authorities and as this is an active investigation we are unable to comment further.” The New Hampshire U.S. Attorney held a press conference to discuss Chick’s arrest on Tuesday, adding that the full investigation is still in its infancy.

WARNING: The details in this case are troubling.

A Maine man and former New Hampshire school bus driver is accused of harassing and threatening an 8-year-old boy.

According to court documents, the allegations include threats against the boy and his family, the location of family vehicles, multiple threatening conversations on school buses, hidden cell phones and references to an organization known as “The Team “.

Michael Chick of Eliot, Maine faces a federal charge of interstate harassment.

The investigation into Chick began on April 18, when the boy’s parents reported to Greenland Central School that their son’s bus driver had given him and his sister gifts.

The parents told the school district that when the kids were away, Chick would leave notes at the family home saying how much she missed them.

According to the federal affidavit, the boy told a family member that his sister began sharing where they kept the key to the family home after Chick shared where he hid his. The family member said this added to the concern over the allegations.

Investigators say that in May, Chick asked to attend one of the boy’s baseball games. When confronted with the authorities’ request, Chick said he was going to watch it with his nephew and thought it would interest him in Little League. Authorities told Chick he should have no further contact with the boy or his family.

Officials say after being told by the family, the boy’s school contacted their bus company and asked Chick to be placed on a different route.

In July, the family told authorities they found two cell phones hidden in a Pokemon lunch box that Chick had given to the boy. The affidavit says the boy told authorities that Chick gave him a phone after the man was told not to have any further contact.

The boy told his parents that he only spoke to Chick on the phone once, about Pokemon, according to the report.

The boy’s parents told authorities they were afraid Chick would kidnap their son and feared for his safety and theirs.

During their investigation, authorities had access to bus surveillance footage that captured interactions between the boy and Chick.

During a conversation, the report states that Chick said to the boy, “I’m not mad at you. I understand why you didn’t lie to your mother. We’re still in this situation, isn’t Did it worry you? Do you remember our agreement? The reason they didn’t go (inaudible) is that I paid $1,000 a week (inaudible) and that I held them back while I tried to figure out what to do.”

In a conversation captured a few weeks later, the boy allegedly told Chick he couldn’t call her. Moments later, Chick reminds him that if someone finds the phone to say he found it at school, and the man didn’t give it to him, according to the docs.

Several conversations included threats against the boy from “them” with instructions for something the boy should do with the cellphone, officials said.

The boy would later speak to investigators from an organization called Chick as “The Team”. The boy said The Team was an organization that threatened him and his family and had between 8 and 800 members, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit states that the boy told authorities, “…if he did not comply with their demands, ‘the team’ would go to ‘plan B,’ which would result in his abduction and torture.”

During a conversation on the bus, Chick showed the boy a note that allegedly threatened him, according to court documents.

The note, which the boy later confirmed Chick had shown him, read in part, “You’ve had too many chances.” and “Make it happen now or the child disappears.”

In August, authorities searched Chick’s home, finding several handwritten notes and instructions to the boy, several bus authorization slips, computer-generated documents, two phones and a bag of underwear, according to court documents.

According to the affidavit, Chick spoke to officials and admitted he threatened the boy and gave him three different Tracfones. He also reportedly told authorities he had placed trackers on the cars of the boy’s parents, adding that he knew when they turned themselves in to the Greenland Police Department.

The trackers were later found where Chick said he placed them, the affidavit states.

Chick is no longer employed as a driver by First Student.

The company issued the following statement: “At First Student, we take these accusations very seriously. Behavior such as this is completely unacceptable and at odds with what we stand for as a company. First Student does not employ plus the driver. We are cooperating with authorities and as this is an active investigation we are unable to comment further.”

The New Hampshire U.S. Attorney held a press conference to discuss Chick’s arrest on Tuesday, adding that the thorough investigation was still in its infancy.