Bomb, gun threat locks down Delaware school district
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.