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Students from the New Media program at Portland Arts & Technology High School will join with the Maine Paranormal Society to conduct a paranormal investigation of Portland High School tonight, the school district reports.
The New Media program conducted its own investigation in April 2010, with mixed results, according to David Beane, teacher of the PATHS New Media program. This year, a team from MPS will bring their years of ghost-hunting experience and up-to-date equipment.
The MPS crew will work with teams of New Media students to investigate longstanding rumors that the historic school is haunted, Beane said. Meanwhile, other New Media students will take footage to produce a show about the ghost hunt.
"This is a great opportunity for my students to get real-world experience," said Beane.
"We've always wanted to investigate Portland High School," said Jason Steele, MPS co-founder. "The school's long history, combined with many stories of paranormal activity, makes it a natural location for us. The fact that we get to work with the New Media students is an added benefit. We're training the next generation of ghost hunters."