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February 6, 2024

Mardela Springs, MD - On January 10, 2024, Mardela Middle and High School became the target of multiple bomb threats, leading to immediate action from the school administration. 

A meticulous investigation was carried out to isolate and apprehend the person responsible for these threats. 

The investigation, which involved tracking down VOIP/IP numbers and locations, eventually led to the identification of the suspect, Tre'Quan Worthy, a resident of Crisfield, Maryland. 

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division, along with the School Resource Division, confronted Worthy at his residence. 

During the encounter, Worthy confessed that he was behind the threats. He revealed that his aim was not to inflict harm, but to get his friend, a student at Mardela Middle and High School, out of school for the day.

The law enforcement authorities seized Worthy's cell phone for further investigation pending a Search and Seizure warrant. 

Despite the disturbance and alarm caused by the incident, law enforcement reassured the public that the immediate risk was minimal, and necessary steps were taken to secure the safety of the school's students and staff. 

On January 31, 2024, a criminal summons was served to Worthy, with the formal charges presented to him on February 1, 2024. A photograph of the suspect is currently unavailable.

Formal Charges:

  • False Statement-Destructive Device

  • Arson/Threat of Arson

  • Threat of Mass Violence

  • Attempting-School: Disturb Operation

Worthy has a preliminary inquiry scheduled for March 4, 2024 at 8:30 AM in the Wicomico County District Court.