Seaford man charged in bomb threat at Del Tech

July 1, 2014

A 40-year-old Seaford man faces charges after police say he called in a bomb threat June 24 at Delaware Technical Community College causing the evacuation of the campus.

The campus was evacuated at 2:51 p.m. after David C. Detwiler called the school to report a bomb, said Lt. Lawrence Grose of the Georgetown Police Department.

Bomb-sniffing dogs were used to check the campus, and they alerted several times on a trash can, although nothing was found, Grose said.

The campus reopened at 7:45 p.m. Police contacted Detwiler because of a past arrest for making a bomb threat. Detwiler was charged in 2012 with calling in a bomb threat to the Howard T. Ennis School in Georgetown. He also was charged with setting fire to a school bus the same day as making the bomb threat.

During the police interview, Grose said, Detwiler admitted to calling in the bomb threat.

Police charged Detwiler with felony terroristic threatening. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $5,000 cash bond and $15,000 cash bond for an outstanding warrant.