Bomb threats called in to four Delaware schools

Date Published: 
May 23, 2016

The Delaware State Police are currently investigating bomb threats that they said were called in to four area schools this morning.

Police said the first incident occurred around 11:09 a.m. this morning, Monday, May 23, when an unknown male suspect allegedly called East Millsboro Elementary School, located at 29346 Iron Branch Road, Millsboro, and advised that a bomb was at the school.

The school was evacuated and was then searched by the Millsboro Police Department, Delaware State Police units and school administration. Nothing out of the ordinary or suspicious was located, police said, and staff and students were allowed to resume their daily activities.

The second incident happened about 11:13 a.m. this morning, when a male suspect allegedly placed a phone call to Beacon Middle School, located at 19483 John J. Williams Highway, Lewes, and advised that there was a bomb at the school, police reported.

The school was evacuated and was then searched by responding Delaware State Police units and school administration. Nothing out of the ordinary or suspicious was located, they said, and staff and students were allowed to resume their daily activities.

Police reported that the third incident happened about 11:22 a.m. this morning, when a male suspect allegedly placed a phone call to Polytech High School, located at 823 Walnut Shade Road, Woodside, and advised that there was a bomb at the school.

The school was evacuated and was then searched by responding Delaware State Police K-9 units and school administration, and nothing out of the ordinary or suspicious was located, they said. The students were dismissed by the school, police noted.

The fourth incident happened about 11:33 a.m. this morning, when a male suspect allegedly placed a phone call to Stanton Middle School, located at 1800 Limestone Road, Wilmington, and advised that there was a bomb at the school, police reported.

The school was placed on lockdown and was then searched by responding Delaware State Police units and school administration. Nothing out of the ordinary or suspicious was located, and staff and students were allowed to resume their daily activities, police said.

The four incidents remained under investigation mid-day by the Delaware State Police. They said it was unknown if the bomb threats are related to the series of bomb threats that occurred in February.

If anyone has any information in reference to any of the bomb threats that have occurred, they are being asked to contact Troop 2 Youth Aid Division at (302) 834-2620, Troop 3 Youth Aid Division at (302) 697-4454, or Troop 4 Youth Aid Division at (302) 856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”