Bomb threat received at Mispillion Elementary in Milford

MILFORD – The Milford Police Department was notified of an automated call received by staff at Mispillion Elementary School claiming a bomb was on the property May 23.

School administration put emergency plans in effect and the building was later searched.  The building was cleared and students have since returned to class.

Although a nearby elementary school was not affected by this threat, district officials still took precautionary measures there also.

Milford Police ask anyone with information about this matter to call 302.422.8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333.  Tips can also be submitted through the MyPD App, Facebook or online at milfordpolicede.org/tips/.


State police investigating additional bomb threats

STATEWIDE – The Delaware State Police are currently investigating bomb threats that were called in at four area schools this morning.

The first incident occurred around 11:09 a.m. this morning, Monday, May 23, 2016, when an unknown male suspect called the East Millsboro Elementary School, located at 29346 Iron Branch Road, Millsboro and advised a bomb was at the school. The school was evacuated and was then searched by responding Millsboro Police Department, 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.

The second incident happened at approximately 11:13 a.m. this morning, Monday, May 23, 2016, as a male suspect placed a phone call to the Beacon Middle School, located at 19483 John J. Williams Highway, Lewes and advised that there was a bomb at the school. 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 and staff and students were allowed to resume their daily activities.

The third incident happened at approximately 11:22 a.m. this morning, Monday, May 23, 2016, as a male suspect placed a phone call to the 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. Nothing out of the ordinary or suspicious was located. The students were dismissed by the school.

The fourth incident happened at approximately 11:33 a.m. this morning, Monday, May 23, 2016, as a male suspect placed a phone call to the Stanton Middle School, located at 1800 Limestone Road, Wilmington and advised that there was a bomb at the school. 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.

These incidents remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police at this time. It is unknown if these bomb threats are related to the series of bomb threats which occurred in February within the state.

If anyone has any information in reference to any of the bomb threats which have occurred outside of Milford, 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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