Christiana High student charged in bomb threat
Police: Student also threatened to shoot two teens
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.