Principal: No Credible Threat To Skyline Middle School

Delaware State Police say that there is no threat to Skyline Middle School, according to Principal Frank Rumford.

In a statement released on the school’s website Monday morning, Rumford told parents that the investigation into the reported social media threat determined that there is no credible threat to the school.

Rumford said on January 26, the school received a report of a social media post that contained a threat against the school. The school immediately contacted the Delaware State Police who promptly began an investigation.

Delaware State Police (DSP) Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin said that DSP was working in conjunction with the Red Clay Consolidated School District in reference to the threatening social media post involving Skyline Middle School that began circulating Sunday evening,

The threat which was posted on Instagram stated that a subject was going to carry out a shooting at the school on Monday morning, said Austin.

As a precaution, additional Troopers were assigned to Skyline Middle School and nearby Heritage Elementary School. Austin said there was no threat to Heritage, these measures are in place out of an abundance of caution.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Youth Aid Division by calling 302-365-8397.

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