Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 12:54pm
UPDATE: One School Bomb Threat Caller Claimed To Be On the Roof
Updated Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 2:48am
Tuesday morning brings another wave of school bomb threats on Delmarva - in one case, the caller claimed to be on the roof.
Delaware State Police are investigating three of the threats.
One call, described as robotic style or computer generated, was received by Long Neck Elementary School in Millsboro.
In that case, a caller claimed he was armed and on the roof of the school, threatening to harm students and faculty.
Students were locked down as the property, roof and building were searched.
Then, they were bused to a predetermined location until the search was completed.
The school was deemed safe and students were allowed to return to Long Neck Elementary School.
Woodbridge High School received a bomb threat by phone, on a day when students were not present but faculty were there and were evacuated for a search that turned up nothing suspicious.
Stephen Decatur High School in Worcester County received a threat, and the building was cleared for the resumption of normal activities.
The same procedure occurred at Smyrna Middle School.
Rehoboth Elementary, Central Middle School in Dover and Salisbury Middle School also received bomb threats Tuesday.
Delaware State Police issued this statement at midday Tuesday:
Delaware-The Delaware State Police are currently investigating threats at three schools in Delaware.
The following is a list of the schools that were affected and being investigated by the Delaware State Police:
Long Neck Elementary School, 26064 School Lane, Millsboro, DE
Woodbridge High School, 14712 Woodbridge Road, Greenwood, DE
Silverlake Elementary School 200 East Cochran Street, Middletown, DE
The incidents occurred around 9:30 a.m. this morning, Tuesday January 19, 2016 when a robotic style or computer generated voice phone call was received in each of the schoolâ€™s offices.
In the case at Long Neck Elementary School, the caller stated he was armed and on the roof of the school and threatened to do harm to the students and faculty. Students there were immediately placed on lock down and troopers and a K9 unit from Capitol Police Department immediately responded to the school. Delaware State Police Aviation also responded and conducted an aerial search of the school and the grounds with nothing suspicious located. An administrative search was conducted of the cafeteria and once cleared, the students were moved into that area before being bussed to a predetermined location away from the school. The remainder of the school was then cleared with nothing of suspicious nature or persons located. The students are currently being transported back to the school to resume school activities.
Students and faculty at Silverlake Elementary School were evacuated onto busses and transported to a safe distance away from the school while administrative searches were conducted with nothing out of the ordinary or suspicious located. Students and staff were allowed back into their school upon the completion of the search and resumed their daily activities.
Woodbridge High School did not have students in the school today, although faculty were present and were temporarily evacuated while administrative searches were conducted with nothing out of the ordinary or suspicious located.
If anyone has any information in reference to any of these incidents they are 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."
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