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Update: Several School Bomb Threats Under Investigation in Del.

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Shields Elementary School, one of two Sussex County schools that received a bomb threat on Tuesday morning. (Photo: Cape Henlopen School District) Shields Elementary School, one of two Sussex County schools that received a bomb threat on Tuesday morning. (Photo: Cape Henlopen School District)

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.- Delaware State Police are investigating a pair of bomb threats that were called into two Sussex County schools on Tuesday morning. A bomb threat was also called into Milford High School, which the Milford Police Department is investigating. 

Delaware State Police said the first incident it is investigating occurred around 9:35 a.m when an unknown male suspect called Shields Elementary School, located at 910 Shields Ave. in Lewes and claimed that there was a bomb inside of the building. The school was evacuated and was then searched by the responding Lewes Police Department, as well as 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, according to police. 

Troopers said the second incident they are investigating happened at approximately 9:47 a.m. as a male suspect placed two phone calls to the John M. Clayton Elementary School, located at 252 Clayton Ave. in Frankford, and stated that there was a bomb outside the school. The building was placed in a low level lockdown status as it was searched by school administration with the assistance of Delaware State Police K-9 units. Troopers said that again, nothing out of the ordinary or suspicious was located and staff and students were allowed to resume their daily activities.

Both of these incidents remain under investigation by Delaware State Police at this time. It is unknown if these bomb threats are related to the series of bomb threats which have been occurring throughout the state over the past few weeks, police said. 

Another investigation underway involves an automated bomb threat call that Milford High School received on Tuesday morning. According to the Milford School District, with strong cooperation from Milford Police Department, numerous officers searched both Milford Central Academy and Milford High School and ensured the schools were safe for students and staff to return. Officials said that after the search, students returned to their schools to resume their classes.  

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