Delaware police investigate six school bomb threats

(File/WHYY)

(File/WHYY)

Police in Delaware are investigating bomb threats called in to six schools across the state Monday morning.

Delaware State Police are investigating four incidents, while Smyrna Police Department and Milford Police Department each investigate two other bomb threats.

Delaware State Police said a male suspect called East Millsboro Elementary School in Millsboro, Beacon Middle School in Lewes, Polytech High School in Woodside and Stanton Middle School in Wilmington between 11:09 a.m. and 11:33 a.m., warning staff of bombs in their schools.

Three of the schools were evacuated and one was put on lock down while Delaware State Police units and school administration searched the schools. No suspicious items were found in either school, according to police. Three of the four schools resumed activities, while Polytech High students were dismissed.

Sunnyside Elementary School in Smyrna also received a bomb threat around 11:15 a.m., according to the Smyrna Police Department. Students there were evacuated and returned to school after it was deemed safe.

Mispillion Elementary School in Milford also received a morning bomb threat causing students to evacuate, according to the Milford Police Department. Students there also returned to school after police found no suspicious items in the building.

Monday’s incidents follow several similar bomb threats at Delaware schools over the past several months. In April Dover Police arrested a 16-year-old for making bomb threats at Dover High School. There also was a series of bomb threats in the state in February. Police say it is unknown if these threats are related to February’s incidents.

Individuals with any information on the incidents are asked to contact Delaware State Police 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. Individuals also can call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, visit www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com or send an anonymous tip via text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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