Great Mills, Maryland - On November 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM, an unidentified male called the Emergency Communications Center 9 1 1 reporting a bomb was in Great Mills. Although, the caller did not specifically indicate Great Mills High School, school officials and law enforcement immediately activated the appropriate protocols and a modified lockdown of Great Mills High School was implemented.
Numerous Sheriff's Office deputies, assisted by the Department of the Navy K9 units, conducted a search of Great Mills High School. After a complete search was conducted, the school resumed normal activity at approximately 10:40 AM. No devices were found.
Detectives assigned to the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division responded to Spring Ridge Middle School where the call to 9 1 1 was believed to have originated. The investigation revealed an 8th grade, male student, age 13, of Lexington Park, reported the false threat. The juvenile was placed under arrest and charged by Corporal Malloy. He was charged with Disruption of School Activities and Threat of Arson and released to a relative pending contact with Juvenile Justice.