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Middletown – Delaware State Police have arrested Tymere Moore, 18, of Middletown on weapons and assault charges stemming from an incident at Middletown High School.
The incident began at approximately 10:50 a.m., Friday, May 18, 2018, at Middletown High School, located at 120 Silver Lake Road, Middletown, when Moore became involved in a verbal altercation with an 18 year old female student in the hallway. The altercation escalated when Moore threw a bottle at the female, which struck her in the head, causing a minor injury. An 18 year old male student who witnessed the incident intervened, and became engaged in a verbal altercation with Moore, at which time the two agreed to move to a nearby bathroom to continue the argument. Once in the bathroom Moore removed a 9mm handgun from his book bag and pointed it at the male student. Both Moore and the male student then exited the bathroom without further incident. The male student was not injured as a result of the incident.
Soon after the incident school administrators received information that Moore was possibly in possession of a handgun. Moore was immediately located within the school and an attempt was made to escort him to a secure area. He refused to comply with the request and a physical altercation ensued, which resulted in Moore striking one of the administrators. Moore was eventually brought under control by assisting staff members and moved to a secure office. Once in the office an administrative search of Moore’s book bag produced a 9mm handgun.
Moore was taken in to custody by responding Troopers without incident and transported to Delaware State Police Troop 9. Further investigation determined that Moore stole the handgun from a vehicle, earlier this same day, prior to arriving at the school.
Moore was charged with one count each of the following:
Moore was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and then committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Institution on $29,250.00 secured bail.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin
Released: 051918 1130