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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

State Police Investigating Bomb Threat

Date Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Wilmington, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a bomb threat that was found written on a wall at a local high school this morning.

The incident occurred around 10:43 a.m. this morning, Thursday, October 20, 2016, when a bomb threat was located written on a wall in a second floor bathroom of St. Mark’s High School, located at 2501 Pike Creek Road, Wilmington. The threat advised that there were several bombs inside of the building. The school was evacuated and students were placed in a pre-determined location while K-9 units from the Delaware State Police, Wilmington Police Department, and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control conducted a sweep of the building. Nothing out of the ordinary or suspicious was located and staff and students were allowed back to resume their daily activities.

This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this bomb threat, they are asked to contact the Troop 2 Youth Aid Division at 302-834-2620. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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