Po­lice say mid­dle school bomb threat not cred­i­ble

Kent County News - - NEWS -

CH­ESTER­TOWN — The threat of a bomb be­ing det­o­nated at Kent County Mid­dle School was not cred­i­ble, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from the Kent County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

A note was found Mon­day at about 1:45 p.m. in the school in­di­cat­ing that “some­one was go­ing to det­o­nate an ex­plo­sive de­vice at the school at a des­ig­nated date and time,” Sgt. Steven Linz, the school re­source deputy, wrote in the news re­lease.

Law en­force­ment was no­ti­fied im­me­di­ately, Su­per­in­ten­dent Karen Couch said.

Ex­plo­sive de­tect­ing dogs from the Mary­land State Po­lice and the Of­fice of the Mary­land State Fire Mar­shal also were brought in to sweep and clear the school.

While in­ves­ti­ga­tors de­ter­mined that the threat was not cred­i­ble, pre­cau­tions taken Mon­day in­cluded can­cel­ing all af­ter­noon ac­tiv­i­ties.

On Tues­day, there were ad­di­tional po­lice pa­trols.

Couch said at­ten­dance was not af­fected Tues­day.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing.

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