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Police Investigate Bomb Threats at Two Sussex Co. Schools and District Office

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SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.- Police in Sussex County are investigating three separate bomb threats called into schools and a district business office Monday morning.

Delaware State Police said the first incident occurred at around 10:04 a.m. when an unknown male suspect called the East Millsboro Elementary School and advised that there was a bomb inside the building. School officials tell WBOC students and staff were evacuated to the middle school, while state and Millsboro police along with school administrators conducted a full sweep of the building. Police say nothing suspicious or out of the ordinary was found, and everyone was allowed back into the building.

Seaford police say at 10:15 a.m., their office received a report of a robocall bomb threat made to the St. John's Preschool in Seaford. All students were evacuated to the Seaford Fire Department while the incident was investigated. According to Seaford police, a search of the building turned up nothing, and the school was turned back over to school officials.

The third incident occurred at around 10:26 a.m. when Delaware State Police said an unknown male suspect called the Cape Henlopen School District Business Office in Lewes and advised that there was a bomb. As in the earlier two cases, the building was searched by troopers and staff. Police said staff resumed their daily activities when no real threat was detected.

Anyone with information about the East Millsboro and Cape Henlopen Bomb Threats is asked to contact the DSP Troop 2 Youth Aid Division at (302) 834-2620, the DSP Troop 3 Youth Aid Division at (302) 697-4454 or the DSP Troop 4 Youth Aid Division at (302) 856-5850. 

Anyone with information about the St. John's Preschool bomb threat should call the Seaford Police Department at (302) 629-6644. 

For any of the aforementioned incidents, Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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