Bomb threat reportedly made at Wilmington City Schools


WILMINGTON — Law enforcement is investigating a reported bomb threat made at Wilmington City Schools (WCS) Monday morning.

Around 9:45 a.m. on Monday, WCS Superintendent Jim Brady sent out a message indicating the district received a report of a bomb threat at the high school and middle school campus. Kim DeWeese, treasurer of Wilmington City Schools, told the News Journal that someone called the district secretary saying there was a bomb, and then hung up.

All schools in the district were closed for the day.

DeWeese said the students who were dropped off by the bus Monday morning were picked up around 10:45 a.m. at the alternate location, students who drove themselves would leave the same way, and those dropped off by parents would be picked up by them at the alternate location.

As of Monday afternoon, authorities were still investigating the incident. Stay with the News Journal’s website,, for the latest on this developing story.

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