DeLand Police Look For Man Who Made Threatening Call To St. Peter’s Catholic School

By on September 13, 2016 in WNDB News


DeLand, FL -9/14/16 11:40 AM Update: The DeLand Police Department is looking for David McGuirk who they believe is responsible for the threat made against St. Peter’s Catholic School on Tuesday.

A misdemeanor charge of disturbing a school assembly is pending against the 46-year-old, who has not yet been found.

Officials say McGuirk’s comments were vague, but the DeLand PD took the situation seriously and evacuated the school then checked every room to make sure the school and it’s students were safe.


(McGuirk mugshot courtesy Volusia County Jail)

Earlier Reporting:

One day after a threat to University High School in Orange City, police in DeLand say someone phoned in a threat today against St. Peter’s Catholic School.

The male caller to the school threatened to blow it up. Students were evacuated to the first floor of City Hall. Parents can pickup students from that location.

The building has been cleared and police continue to investigate. The search of University High School turned up nothing Monday afternoon. The calls were traced to Texas.

Photo from Google Maps.

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