Threat of ‘armed subject’ causes lockdowns for two Lake Forest schools

FELTON – An “armed subject [was] on the roof” of Lake Forest High School on Tuesday afternoon, according to a robotic style phone call received at the main office.

Delaware State Police are investigating the threat, although an administrative search was conducted by school administrators and state police of the interior and exterior of the buildings with nothing of suspicious nature or persons located.

The incident occurred around 12:55 p.m., according to the Delaware state Police, however, officials with the Lake Forest School District say the  call came in at approximately 12:30 p.m.

The caller stated there was an armed subject on the roof of the high school and threatened to do harm to the students and faculty. In addition to the sniper threat, Director of Human Resources Travis Moorman said the same call was used to announce that a van would crash into the high school building.

“We were more concerned with the threat   of an active shooter on the roof, so we went into a low-level lockdown which prevented movement inside the building. This was not a high-level situation, we did not have the shades pulled and whatnot,” he said.

Students at the high school, as well as students at Central Elementary School located directly across the street at 5424 Killens Pond Rd., were immediately placed on a low-level lock down as troopers and K9 units immediately responded to the high school.

The lockdown was lifted around 1:40 p.m. and students resumed normal school activities.

This incident remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police at this time. It is unknown if this threat is related to the series of bomb threats which have been occurring throughout the state over the past few weeks.

If anyone has any information in reference to any of the bomb threats which have occurred, they are asked to contact Troop 2 Youth Aid Division at 302-834-2620, Troop 3 Youth Aid Division at 302-697-4454, or Troop 4 Youth Aid Division at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, online at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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