Seven bomb threats were phoned into schools on Delmarva – six in Delaware and one on the Maryland Eastern Shore.

The threats took place in the 11 o’clock hour beginning with the East Millsboro Elementary school which resulted in an evacuation.

WBOC reports that subsequent schools included Beacon Middle School in Lewes, Sunnyside Elementary School in Smyrna, Polytech High School in Woodside and Mispillion Elementary School in Milford.

In Berlin a bomb threat was also called into Showell Elementary School.

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LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) - An official says the air traffic control tower at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was evacuated briefly after the fire alarm went off.

Airport spokesman Jonathan Dean said in an email that the airport's fire department responded to a report of a fire alarm at the tower around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday and investigated. He says firefighters didn't find smoke or fire.

Dean says tower functions were suspended briefly, but personnel returned to work about 15 minutes later.

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There is a suspect in the bomb threat phoned into Stephen Decatur High School this week.  

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it is a student who is charged with the threat of arson and disturbing school activities and personnel.

He is being charged as a juvenile.

On Wednesday a bomb threat was phoned in causing the high school to be evacuated.

The student was taken into custody yesterday and sent to the Lower Eastern Shore Children’s Center in Salisbury. 

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A bomb forced the evacuation of the Indian River High School as police descend on the facility to investigate multiple threats made against Delaware schools.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Delaware State Police arrived at the school after bomb threats made against the high school and Seaford Middle School just before 10 a.m.

As of late this morning searches were being conducted by state police.

The paper also reports there were similar threats made against Caesar Rodney High School which also evacuated students for around 45 minutes.

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The Cokesbury Village retirement home has been evacuation.

Units from the Hokessein Fire Company and the Cranston Heights Fire and Rescue showed up on the scene to reports of possible carbon monoxide.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that dozens of residents were sent outside the 8 story structure as authorities evaluate the situation.

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A bomb threat has forced the evacuation of the campus of the University of the Maryland Eastern Shore this morning.

The UMES Campus Police Chief says he learned about the threat at around 10 a.m.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it was aimed at a building now under construction.

There were more than 150 on the work crew at the time.

No students were on campus today but some of the faculty members and researchers were present.

Traffic around the school on College Backbone Road, John Wilson Drive and UMES Boulevard has been diverted.

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TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Towson University officials have given an all-clear after the school's library and media center were evacuated after a man called school police and said he was in the library with a gun.

University spokesman Ray Feldmann said by phone that the man called the university police communications center about 6:30 p.m. Monday. Feldmann says the man said he was in Cook Library and armed with a gun.

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HURLOCK, Md. (AP) - The Dorchester County authorities say staffers at the Amick Farms poultry processing plant in Hurlock have returned to work after an ammonia leak caused the building to be evacuated.

WBOC-TV reports that the evacuation happened at about 6:15 Monday morning. Hurlock Police Chief Les Hutton says an on-site management team, hazmat and officers from the Hurlock and Cambridge police departments were on the scene. There were no reported injuries.


Authorities say the Center at Salisbury mall has been evacuated because of a bomb threat.

WBOC reports that Salisbury Police say a command post has been set up in the parking lot of the Gander Mountain store across the street.

Customers were ushered to the parking lot of the Sears automotive center.

Smyrna Schools Evacuated

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SMYRNA, Del. (AP) - The Smyrna School District has evacuated all eight of its schools following two unspecified bomb threats.

The school district says in an announcement on its website that the district's central office received the threats Tuesday morning and schools were evacuated.

The district says police are investigating.