Monday, March 23, 2009

Text Messages: Student Will Be Shot (Delaware)

Sussex Countian [Georgetown, DE]
20 March 2009

Seaford, Woodbridge students receive death-threat texts

By Patrick Varine
Delaware State Police

WESTERN SUSSEX - Seaford-area schools are currently on Level 1 lockdown, according to the Delaware State Police, after a Seaford student received a text message threatening that they would be shot between 8 a.m. and noon. Police also said a Woodbrige High student received a similar message. [...]

Sussex Countian [Georgetown, DE]
21 March 2009

DSP: Seaford woman, 19, started text-threat chain

By Submission
Delaware State Police

SUSSEX COUNTY - State police have arrested a total of four persons in relation to the threatening text messages that generated significant police presence in local schools in the Seaford and Woodbridge School Districts on Friday.

Moreover, DSP learned the incident was conspired amongst three persons after they learned of the Wal-Mart urban myth that circulated the area on Wednesday afternoon. The text messages threatening of a shooting first at Seaford, then Woodbridge, was done with an attempt to create a similar reaction within the community - with the ultimate goal to alarm people a shooting was going to occur in the schools. [...]
25 March 2009

Shooting, bomb threats hit schools
Four people charged in incident that resulted in lockdowns, dismissals, closures

By Terri Sanginiti
The News Journal

SEAFORD -- Schools throughout Sussex were put on lockdown following shooting threats in the western portion of the county and bomb threats in the east.

In Seaford, an adult and two juveniles were arrested Friday in connection with threatening text messages about a shooting at Seaford and Woodbridge high schools. The juveniles were students at Seaford High School, said state police Spokesman Sgt. Joshua Bushweller. [...]