Smyrna High School student arrested for bomb threats

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March 25, 2014 3:22:21 PM PDT
Police say they have made an arrest in connection with a bomb threat hoax, which led to the evacuation of an entire school district Tuesday morning.

Police in Smyrna, Delaware say they arrested a 14-year-old Smyrna High School student.

It was 7:52 a.m. when a phone call was received at the Smyrna School District Central office. The caller stated that a bomb had been placed in one of the schools the district's schools.

Then at 8:40 a.m. another call was received - this time the caller gave a time for which the alleged bomb was going to go off.

All eight schools in the Smyrna School District as well as Providence Creek Academy were then evacuated, and the school district dismissed students for the day.

13 bomb sniffing dogs were brought in from Dover Air Force Base, Delaware State Police, the Delaware State Fire Marshalls Office, and the Capital Police to ensure the buildings were safe.

After two and a half hours and finding nothing suspicious, police gave the all clear.

The investigation quickly led authorities to the suspect - matching his cell phone number with the number that called in the threats.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. police apprehended the teenager at his residence without incident.

He was charged with seven counts of Terroristic Threatening and three counts of Terroristic Threatening.

The teen was processed then released to his mother pending a later court appearance.

The school district says classes will resume Wednesday per the usual schedule.


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