Millsboro Teen Arrested for Threat Involving Sussex Tech High School
GEORGETOWN, Del.- Delaware State Police arrested a 15-year-old for allegedly making threatening statements involving Sussex Technical High School on Friday.
Troopers say Sussex Tech administrators contacted police after concerning statements were made by a student who is currently enrolled at the school.
Officers say the student had been involved in an altercation at the school when he became extremely disorderly, causing staff to intervene.
After investigating, police say the student made comments as staff intervened that implied that he intended to return to the school with a gun.
Detectives from the Troop 4 Youth Aid Division went to the student's home Saturday where he was taken into custody and charged with one count of felony Terroristic Threatening, according to police.
Police say the student was committed to a youth facility on $5,000 cash bail.
The Sussex Technical School District released a statement reassuring families that the incident has been handled.
In the statement the school district stated that it takes all potential treats to the safety of its students and staff very seriously. The district says the staff assisted and cooperated with the Delaware State Police during "their thorough and diligent investigation."
The district announced that counseling services are available to any member of the Sussex Tech community.