State Police Apprehend 15-Year-Old Following Shooting Incident at Sussex Central High School

Staff WriterDelaware State Trooper, Police & Fire, RSS

Delaware State Police responded to an incident last night at Sussex Central High School, resulting in the arrest of a 15-year-old student involved in a shooting on the school premises.

On February 27, 2024, at approximately 8:53 p.m., troopers assigned to Sussex Central High School, located at 26026 Patriots Way in Georgetown, were on duty for a basketball game when they were alerted to gunfire within the vicinity. Troopers responded to the school’s parking lot, where they discovered multiple shell casings but, thankfully, no reported injuries.

Utilizing available video surveillance footage, troopers were able to identify the suspect as a 15-year-old student enrolled at Sussex Central High School. Working in cooperation with the student’s parent, arrangements were made for the suspect to turn themselves in at Troop 4. The student complied and was subsequently charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm in a Safe School Zone (Felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Persons Under 18 (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
  • Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)

The 15-year-old student was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and subsequently committed to Stevenson House Detention Center on a $82,000 secured bond.

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