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More Bomb Threats at Delaware Schools

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Bomb threats were called in to four Delaware schools May 25, 2016 (Photo: MGN) Bomb threats were called in to four Delaware schools May 25, 2016 (Photo: MGN)

DELAWARE- The Delaware State Police are investigating a series of bomb threats that were called in to schools in New Castle and Sussex County this morning.

According to police, the first call happened at 10:17 a.m. Wednesday to the Redding Middle School in Middletown. Police said a computer-generated male voice advised that there was a bomb inside of the building. The school was evacuated then searched by Delaware State Police, school administration and Middletown Fire Department staff. Police said nothing suspicious was located, and staff and students were able to return to their normal schedule.

The second call was received by the Wilmington Manor Elementary School in New Castle at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police said the call was also a computer-generated male voice, advising a bomb was inside of the school. The school was evacuated and searched by Delaware State Police and school administration. Police said students and staff were allowed back in the building after it was cleared.

At 10:24 a.m. Wednesday, a computer generated call was placed to Shields Elementary School in Lewes, which advised that there was a bomb inside of the school, police said. Delaware State Police along with school administration searched the school and found nothing out of the ordinary, police said. Staff and students returned to their normal daily activities after the building was cleared, police said.

A fourth call was placed to the Central Middle School and is being investigated by the Dover Police Department.  

Delaware State Police are still investigating these threats and are unsure if they are related to the series of threats in February within Delaware or to the threats made to Delmarva schools on May 23.

Anyone with information is asked to call 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 can also be provided anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-TIP-3333, online at, or by sending a tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

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