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UPDATED: Bomb Threats at Two Elementary Schools, Students Evacuated

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Two elementary schools were evacuated for bomb threats Thursday afternoon.


In an email, the Dorchester County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Henry Wagner said students at Choptank Elementary School and Maple Elementary School were taken to emergency locations as a precautionary measure.

The bomb threats came in at 12:47 p.m., according to the superintendent's office.

Assistant superintendent Dwayne Abt says following the threats, both schools successfully evacuated the students to other nearby schools.  He says that's thanks in large part to the precautionary drills the schools do throughout the year.

"We're very proud of our students and staff, and we're very proud that we have good protocols in place for these types of incidents," said Abt.

Greta Butts picked up her great granddaughter from Mace's Lane Middle School, where she had been evacuated from Choptank Elementary.  She too is happy it was handled so well.

"Choptank, I think they handled it excellently.  They got the children out immediately, they got them over to Mace's Lane.  No casualties, no incidents, or nothing.  They did an excellent job," said Butts.

But she's pretty angry at the person that caused these two incidents.

"It's just a terrible situation for somebody to call into a school with a bomb threat.  I hope the law gives them the maximum penalty they can give them.  This is really devastating to all the children and it's unbelievable that someone would actually do this."

And her great granddaughter is right there with her.

"They should go to jail for years.  And never do it again."

Both schools were swept and declared safe by Cambridge Police.



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