Police say middle school bomb threat not credible
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.