November 21, 2022

Orleans Criminal Courthouse Update

Late in the afternoon on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, the Judiciary received information indicating that a non-judicial employee was alleged to have possessed a firearm while at work inside the Orleans Criminal Courthouse the prior week. The Judiciary was advised that the individual did not make any threats of harm to other persons or entities. The Judiciary immediately took steps to take appropriate security and other precautionary measures. Enhanced security measures were implemented, and changes were made in the scheduling and conduct of hearings in order to mitigate the risk of any potential security threat arising at the courthouse. The Judiciary is not in a position to make any statements regarding employment or other matters relating to the individual.