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Teen Charged in Bennett High School Bomb Threat

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James M. Bennett High School (Photo: WCBOE) James M. Bennett High School (Photo: WCBOE)

SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities say a 13-year-old girl is responsible for a bomb threat that was called in to James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury earlier this week.

According to the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, at around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, the staff at Bennett High received a bomb threat to the school via a telephone call.

The threat initiated a law enforcement response from the Sheriff’s Office and allied agencies, which checked the building for possible threats along with the deployment of
explosive detection K9s. No explosive device was located on the premises.

During the ensuing investigation, deputies focused on the call that came into the school office and were able to obtain information that identified the location where the call originated. Deputies responded to that location and located a 13-year-old girl who attends a different school in the county.

The Sheriff's Office said that during questioning this child ultimately confessed to her involvement with making the call. 

The girl was taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff’s Office for processing. Following consultation with the Department of Juvenile Services, the girl was charged with threat of mass violence and detained in the Lower Shore Children’s Center in Salisbury.

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