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Police Investigate Threats at Several Delmarva Schools

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Stephen Decatur High School is one of several schools on Delmarva that received a phone threat on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: WBOC file) Stephen Decatur High School is one of several schools on Delmarva that received a phone threat on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: WBOC file)

UNDATED- Police are investigating threats called into four Eastern Shore of Maryland schools and one Delaware school early Tuesday afternoon.

On the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Wicomico County Public Schools officials said that Wicomico County High School in Salisbury received an automated bomb threat message shortly before 1 p.m..Officials said students and staff were kept safe in place as police and a K-9 searched the school. Nothing was found, according to officials, who added that dismissal was scheduled to continue as usual. 

Public school officials in neighboring Worcester County said that Stephen Decatur Middle School, Stephen Decatur High School and Snow Hill High School received telephone calls to their respective main offices indicating a threat. Officials said law enforcement was immediately notified and all students and staff were placed in a secure location. Just before 2 p.m., all schools were cleared by law enforcement and classes resumed as scheduled, officials said.

In Delaware, state police said troopers are investigating a threat that was called into Lake Forest High School at 5407 Killens Pond Road in Felton shortly before 1 p.m. Police said a robotic-style phone call was received at the main office of the school, with the caller claiming there was an armed person on the roof of the high school and threatened to do harm to the students and faculty. Troopers said students there, as well as students at the Central Elementary School located directly across the street at 5424 Killens Pond Road, were immediately placed on a low level lockdown as troopers and K9 units immediately responded to the high school. 

An administrative search was conducted by school administrators and state police of the interior and exterior of the buildings with nothing of suspicious nature or persons located, authorities said. 

Police said the lockdown was lifted around 1:40 p.m. and students resumed normal school activities.

This incident remains under investigation by police, who said it is unknown if this threat is related to the series of bomb threats which have been occurring throughout the state over the past few weeks.  

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