More bomb threats evacuate two Milford schools

DELAWARE – A bomb threat called in to the Milford High School evacuated both the high school and Milford Central Academy this morning, according to Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Kohel.

She said the recorded call prompted an early dismissal for both schools.

“There’s a limited number of bomb dogs with everything going on. So it would take half the day to secure both buildings because they’re seen as one campus,” she added.

Students who walk or drive to school were allowed to do so to get back home while students who regularly take the bus were sent to one of four other locations to get out of the cold.

“Because we can’t get our buses here right away, we are sending students to several locations,” she said. Those locations include four local businesses and organizations.

Despite reports of students walking around town alone this morning, students should not be walking to any of these locations without supervision, according to Dr. Kohel.

The Delaware State Police are also currently investigating bomb threats at two other schools in Sussex County including Millsboro Middle School and Beacon Middle School in Lewes.

These schools have been evacuated and state and local police K9s responding.

According to a press release from the Delaware State Police, the incidents in Millsboro and Lewes occurred around 9:30 a.m. this morning.

Investigations are also being conducted by Dover Police Department, Greenwood Police Department, and Milford Police Department for similar incidents that occurred at schools within their jurisdictions.

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.”

Jennifer Antonik can be reached at mc@newszap.com

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