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Two Delaware Students Arrested for Threat at Smyrna High School

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SMYRNA, Del. - Smyrna Police have arrested two high school students in connection to a bomb threat made on social media Monday that led to the evacuation of Smyrna High School.

Cpl. Brian Donner with the Smyrna Police Department said Wednesday that a 15-year-old boy from Smyrna and a 14-year-old girl from Clayton were charged with felony terroristic threatening and conspiracy after police linked the two to an Instagram account that was making threats of clowns committing violence against Smyrna High School students.

After investigators were alerted to the threats Monday, the social media account was immediately shut down and the school was placed into a lock down. While investigators worked to determine the source of the threats, an employee of the high school received an email stating that there were "bombs inside of the school and also inside of vehicles in the parking lot," Cpl. Donner said.

Donner said police used computer forensics to link both the Instagram threats and the emailed bomb threat to the teens.

Donner said it has been determined that the threats made by the pair were entirely made up and fictional.
 

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