Maryland

Deputies: Student arrested after bomb threat made at Cambridge South Dorchester High; no one hurt

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Deputies say that an administrator told a school resource officer that a student went into Cambridge- South Dorchester High School around 8AM and made the statement, "I have a bomb," on Wednesday morning in Cambridge.

According to the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, he was taken into custody and the school staff, including the superintendent, were told that the incident required the school to be evacuated and scanned by explosive detection K-9s.

The students were evacuated without incident and the K-9 scan took place using K-9s from the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, Worcester County Sheriff's Office, and the Maryland State Police, other agencies helping were Cambridge Police and Dorchester County E.M.S.

The school continued normal operations around 10:30 AM. The search for any type of device was negative. The 15-year-old male student was charged with making a terroristic threat and disturbing school activities.

He is awaiting action by juvenile authorities.


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