COPYCAT: Email Threats Shut Down Delco College


A credible e-mail threat to the two Delaware County Community College campuses in Chester County has prompted school officials to shut down the remaining three locations at least until Monday.

About a dozen e-mails were received about 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Exton and Downingtown campuses threatening “violence against numerous persons,” Sgt. Martin Malloy of the West Whiteland police said yesterday.

Malloy said a search warrant is being served in an attempt to locate the sender of the threatening e-mail. He said they believe, based on the contents of the message, that the person who sent the notes may be a student.

Malloy would not disclose the exact contents of the e-mail. College officials contacted police as more of the e-mails, sent to college departments, were discovered by employees. The college, which serves about 10,000 day students, also has campus locations in Marple, Sharon Hill and on Malin Road in Broomall, Delaware County.

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