13-year-old Laurel boy charged in school bomb threat

LAUREL – A 13-year-old Laurel boy faces a felony charge in connection with a bomb threat phoned into Laurel Middle/Senior High Schools Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Laurel town police and Delaware State Police responded and both schools were evacuated.

During the evacuation, officers conducting the investigation were able to locate the origin of the call, said Laurel Police Department spokesman PFC Christopher Story.

Officers made contact with the occupants of the residence and were able to not only locate the phone that the threat was made on, but also the name and location of the person who made the threat, PFC Story said.

Authorities charged the juvenile, who name was not released, with one felony count of terroristic threatening cause to evacuate building, place, school, daycare or long-term care facility.

The juvenile was arraigned by JP Court No. 2 and released to his grandmother pending a future court date.

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