16-year-old bomb threat suspect charged

Posted at 3:22 PM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 18:34:37-04

MILWAUKEE -- The 16-year-old suspect accused of calling in two separate bomb threats in West Allis earlier this month has been charged with two felony counts, according to West Allis police.

The suspect, who has not been named, was charged with two felony counts of Bomb Scares, a Class I felony.

Under Wisconsin law, each Class I felony carries a sentence of up to 3 and a half years, as well as a possible $10,000 fine. 

Three bomb threats were called into the school last week -- Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Students were evacuated from the school on Monday and Tuesday while police searched the building, and they were allowed back inside after nothing was found. After Wednesday's threat, students were sent home and school was canceled for Thursday.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has already called for the suspect to be tried in adult court. The superintendent of the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District also said in a news release that the district would have to consider adding additional school days to the calendar to make up for lost time.

A cash reward of $2,500 is still available for anyone with information about the third bomb threat, which occurred Wednesday, March 9th.