As of 12:20 p.m., the lockdown was lifted at Indian River School District. Delaware State Police determined that the threat at East Millsboro Elementary was not credible. School and afternoon activities will continue as usual.
East Millsboro Elementary School received a threat on the morning of Tuesday, May 5, according to an automated phone call sent by Indian River School District officials.
As a precautionary measure, all schools have been placed on a low-level lockdown, they said.
All children are safe and instruction is continuing, district officials emphasized.
There will be no outdoor activities permitted, and visitors will be closely monitored.
The Delaware State Police are investigating.
In addition to school security staff, local police are maintaining a presence at schools until the end of the school day, according to Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin. However, an early dismissal is not anticipated.
Further information will be forthcoming.