Bomb Threats Made at Schools in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia


Multiple schools on the Delmarva Peninsula received bomb threats Monday. 

Delaware State Police are investigating bomb threats made at Indian River High School and Seaford Middle School, according to Master Cpl. Gary Fournier. The threat came in the form of a robotic phone call, he said.

A similar threat was made at Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Del. Students were evacuated for about 45 minutes while a search by Delaware State Police troopers and school administrators was conducted. The search found nothing suspicious in nature and the school was deemed safe to re-enter, Fournier said.

At least eight schools in Delaware were evacuated Monday.

State police, which is spearheading the majority of the investigations in coordination with local police departments, would not provide details on the on-going investigation.

At Dover High School, the school ended up dismissing students early because of the threats and the cold temperatures.

In Wicomico County, Md., school system spokeswoman Tracy Sahler said an automated bomb threat came into Parkside High School. There was a search of the school and the threat was determined not to be credible, and the school day continued, she said.

Parents of Indian River High School students received a call at about 10:21 a.m. saying students were evacuated to nearby John M. Clayton Elementary School. They were later told that the school was declared safe to re-enter at 11:15 a.m.

Similar threats were also made at schools in the jurisdictions of Smyrna and Milford, Del., police departments, Fournier said.

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Source: USA Today | Jon Bleiweis, Carol Vaughn and Vanessa Junkin, The (Salisbury, Md.) Daily Times