Chris­tiana High stu­dent charged in bomb threat

Po­lice: Stu­dent also threat­ened to shoot two teens

Newark Post - - POLICE BLOTTER - By BROOKE SCHULTZ bschultz@ches­pub.com

Sev­eral threat­en­ing In­sta­gram posts led to the ar­rest of a 19-year-old stu­dent at Chris­tiana High School, po­lice said.

The first post oc­curred on Oct. 18 around 11 a.m., when sev­eral Chris­tiana High stu­dents re­ported that they re­ceived a mes­sage on In­sta­gram that stated there was an ex­plo­sive de­vice in the school, which was set to go off at 12:30 p.m., ac­cord­ing to Mas­ter Cpl. Michael Austin, a spokesman for Delaware State Po­lice.

School ad­min­is­tra­tors im­me­di­ately evac­u­ated the school, and DSP in­ves­ti­gated with ex­plo­sive de­tec­tion K-9 teams. A search of the build­ing found no bomb, and the school day re­sumed at 1:10 p.m.

While the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ued, two ad­di­tional threat­en­ing mes­sages from the same In­sta­gram ac­count were re­ported on Oct. 23.

“These two mes­sages, which in­volved a threat in­volv­ing a gun, were di­rected to­wards two ju­ve­nile fe­males, ages 16 and 17,” Austin said.

Mau­rice Way­man, of Wilm­ing­ton, was linked to the three mes­sages and was ar­rested Oct. 24. He was charged with one felony count of ter­ror­is­tic threat­en­ing for the bomb threat and two mis­de­meanor counts of ter­ror­is­tic threat­en­ing for the threats to the fe­male stu­dents.

Way­man was re­leased on $5,000 unse­cured bond and or­dered not to have con­tact with the vic­tims or Chris­tiana High School.

WAY­MAN

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