Millsboro boy, 14, charged in making school bomb threat

MILLSBORO – A 14-year-old Millsboro boy has been arrested and charged by Delaware State Police for allegedly making a bomb threat toward Millsboro Middle School.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:02 p.m., Friday, May 18 as Millsboro Middle School’s eighth-grade formal dance was taking place, state police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said.

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center received multiple 911 calls from an unknown male caller who stated that there was a bomb in the school.

Due to the dance taking place, the trooper assigned as the School Resource Officer was already on site. With the assistance of the Millsboro and Dagsboro police departments, the school was evacuated without incident.

A subsequent K-9 search of the school determined that no explosive device was present, Cpl. Austin said.

Investigative determined that the phone call was originating from an address in the Oak Orchard area of Millsboro. Troopers responded to the residence and contacted a 14-year-old male, who was confirmed to have made the 911 calls, Cpl. Austin said.

The juvenile, whose identity was not released by police, was taken in to custody. He was transported to Delaware State Police Troop 4 where he was charged with one count of terroristic threatening. He was then arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court No. 3 and released to his parents on $1,000 unsecured bail, pending an appearance in Family Court.

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