State Troopers were searching Everett Meredith Middle School after a bomb threat was phoned this morning.
State Troopers were searching Everett Meredith Middle School in Middletown after a bomb threat was phoned in this morning.
“Unfortunately the return of sunny skies usually heralds the return of fake bomb threats,” said Appoquinimink Public Information Officer, Lilian Miles.
She said the situation seems to be under control.
“Messages have been launched to Meredith Middle School families, and we will be posting it to websites and Facebook this morning,” she said.
Miles confirmed that the students had been evacuated to the Cavaliers Stadium Fieldhouse, which is within walking distance from the middle school.
Officials couldn't say whether the call was made by a "robo-caller" or an actual person, but Miles did say that police hoped to have the situation sorted out within an hour.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. Troopers gave the Appoquinimink School District the "all clear," and the decision was made to move the students back to Meredith Middle School.
The children had been evacuated to the Cavaliers Stadium Fieldhouse, but were transported back to the Meredith Middle School.
Miles noted that the nearby pre-school center would undergo changes in schedule, to avoid the traffic of the buses bringing Meredith Middle students back to the grounds.
"Three-year-old morning pre-school was canceled," Miles said. "Four-year-old pre-school programs will receive a two-hour delay."