Monday, January 18, 2016

Worcester County Sheriff Press Release On Trying Week Dealing With Bomb Threats

The past week has been a very challenging and stressful week for our county residents. The bomb threats phoned into our schools presented a challenge for both our Board of Education partners, and our Law Enforcement and Emergency Service providers. We certainly understand the concerns of parents about their children’s safety.  Sheriff Mason and Dr. Wilson have been working in concert to provide your children with a safe and secure environment.  Some questions you have cannot be answered, as this is an ongoing investigation that spans several states. Every step is being taken to locate, identify, and apprehend those responsible for these calls. The Sheriff’s Office, along with our allied partners in Law Enforcement, are working closely with our State and Federal Partners to bring this matter to a conclusion. Technology today, allows these type of calls to be made autonomously, making it difficult to trace and identify those responsible.  Immediately after Tuesdays call to Ocean City Elementary, Sheriff Mason met with his staff and those from surrounding agencies and our partners within the Board of Education to review our safety plans for each school. These plans are constantly being evaluated and implemented on a daily basis.  Your children’s safety is our top priority. We will be conducting additional patrols of all of our schools and working with our local agencies to make sure your respective schools are protected as best we can. 
We certainly want to remind you to be extra vigilant in your daily activities. We live in a different world today, and we depend on your eyes and ears more so today than we ever have. Please report suspicious activity to your local police department or 911. Again, we are taking every step to provide your children and staff at the schools, with a safe and secure environment.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Worcester County Sheriffs Office should allow The Ocean City PD to investigate these cases and stay out of other law enforcements back yards. A bunch of media hounds who go where the cameras are.

Anonymous said...

8:21 Is it Ocean City Public Schools OR Worcester County Public Schools. I don't remember. Please stay out of grown up talks.

Anonymous said...

Another bomb threat in worchester county.

Anonymous said...

Because the County is called Worcester County don't mean The Worcester County Sheriffs can come into other Law Enforcement back yards and say, Hey we are in charge.