Friday, March 08, 2019
WCSO Press Release 3-8-19 (Bomb Threat Arrest)
Incident: Bomb Threat Arrest
Date of Incident: 7 March 2019
Location: 635 E. Main Street, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Female Juvenile, 12, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 7 March 2019 at 8:48 a call was placed directly to the Administrative Office at Wicomico Middle School by an unknown subject that stated a bomb had been placed on the school property and its detonation was imminent. The school admisntration initiated an evacuation of the student body while the fire department and law enforcement resources responded to inspect the school for any possible explosive device.
The evacuation and inspection of the school lasted almost four hours before the school was declared safe for re-entry.
During the ensuing investigation, deputies with the Sheriff’s Office School Resource Division developed a suspect as being the culprit who made the telephone call to the school. Investigation identified this suspect to be a 12-year-old student who actually made the call from an adjacent off campus location that enabled her to watch the response she set into motion with her phone call.
The juvenile was taken into custody and transported to the Sheriff’s Office where the Department of Juvenile Services took custody of the juvenile. At this time the juvenile is detained in the Lower Eastern Shore Children’s Center pending future adjudication.
Charges: Threat of Mass Violence
Threat to Explode Destructive Device
Disturbing School Operations
at 3/08/2019 03:36:00 PM