Seaford Middle School threat deemed ‘not to be credible’

SEAFORD – City of Seaford police and the Seaford School District say students and staff at Seaford Middle School were not in any danger in the investigation of a reported threat made on social media last Friday.

According to Seaford Police Department spokesman Master Cpl. Eric Chambers, “the threat was deemed to not be credible, however out of an abundance of caution, additional officers we placed at the Middle School.”

Classes resumed as normal; however, numerous students contacted their guardians or parents and were signed out early, Cpl. Chambers said.

Seaford School District on its Facebook page posted the following public message just before 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 6:

“On 12/6/19 the Seaford Police Department received a tip from a parent about a social media post concerning a potential threat to a specific student at Seaford Middle School. As a result, there was an increased police presence while the matter was being investigated. All students were safe, and the school was operating normally.”

“It was determined through the investigation that the threat was not credible, and no students were in danger at any time. The Seaford School District and The Seaford Police Department worked diligently to make sure the information was investigated thoroughly. We appreciate the cooperation of all those involved in this investigation,” the school district’s posting stated.

“The School Resource Officer and Seaford Police Department Detectives Division are still working on locating the source of the threat,” Cpl. Chambers said.

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