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Alert - Resolved

Posted on: April 26, 2021

UPDATE (posted 4/26/21, 9:30pm)

The suspect turned himself in to WPD. This was a safe outcome for such a serious situation. I commend the hard work of our law enforcement and all the cooperation from our community.

Breaking News: Suspect himself in to WPD


(Posted 4/25/21, 8:15pm)

The Wilmington Police Department released information regarding an incident that took place in the Wilmington community over the weekend.  The 14 year old suspect in connection with the incident is a Wilmington Middle School student.  The investigation indicates that this incident is unrelated to school and law enforcement indicates that there is no pending threat to our schools.   

Wilmington City Schools will be in session on Monday, April 26th.  To assist staff and students the Wilmington City School District’s Counseling Team and Administration will be on hand at our schools throughout the day.   

The Wilmington Police Department will have additional staff at WMS and WHS Monday. They will also increase the outside patrolling of our buildings.  Additional district staff will be present in all buildings tomorrow as well to support staff and students.  

We appreciate the partnership with our local law enforcement and our community in coming together in these times of crisis.  Our thoughts go out to the victim’s family and everyone impacted by this tragic event.   

We encourage anyone that has information that will assist the Wilmington Police Department with the ongoing investigation and please call 937-382-TIPS

BREAKING NEWS: Police seek 14-year-old regarding fatal shooting Saturday (Wilmington News Journal 4/25/21)