Teen Arrested for Fake Bomb Threat at School: Police

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    A teenager was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly calling in a fake bomb threat for several schools in Delaware.

    Police say a phone call was received at the Smyrna School District Central office around 7:52 a.m. claiming that there was a bomb inside one of the schools. Another call was made around 8:40 a.m. with the caller claiming the bomb in the school was going to go off at a specific time.

    Students from the district's eight schools were evacuated, put onto school buses and sent home around 10:45 a.m.

    Children who do not ride a bus were taken to secure areas with staff before being dismissed, according to the district.

    Threats Send Students Home Early

    [PHI] Threats Send Students Home Early
    Students in the Smyrna School District were sent home early after several threats were made. (Published Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014)

    Police and bomb crews investigated and began combing the buildings shortly after the threats were made. They later gave all eight schools the all-clear.

    Tuesday afternoon, police announced that a 14-year-old teen was arrested for allegedly calling in the fake bomb threats. Investigators say phone records and witnesses led them to the teen suspect.

    The teen was arrested shortly after 3 p.m. and charged with terroristic threatening by making a false statement and other related offenses.

    The schools, which include Clayton Elementary and Intermediate, John Bassett Moore Middle School, North Smyrna Elementary, Smyrna Elementary, Smyrna Middle, Smyrna High and Sunnyside Elementary School, will resume normal classes on Wednesday.