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Bomb, gun threat locks down Delaware school district

October 5, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware school district was placed on lockdown for more than an hour in response to several threats.

Citing a Delaware State Police release, news outlets report a male caller Thursday said he had a bomb he was taking to Middletown High School. The school was placed on lockdown, and 10 minutes later, another male caller said he was nearby with a rifle.

After the second call, all Appoquinimink School District schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution.

While Middletown High was being searched, authorities received word of a threat of violence at Redding Middle School. One-site officers deemed that unfounded.

Nothing suspicious was found. Middletown enforced a staggered dismissal, while all other schools let out at normal times.

It’s unclear whether the threats are related. Police are investigating.

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