Frank Lloyd Wright Middle School in West Allis evacuated due to bomb threat

Posted at 12:55 PM, Jun 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-06 15:18:39-04

WEST ALLIS -- Frank Lloyd Wright Middle School in West Allis was evacuated Tuesday after a bomb threat was called in during a planned fire drill, police say.

Deputy Chief of Operations Robert Fletcher says police were alerted to the threat just before 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Officers responded, and the district made the decision to evacuate the school.

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Bomb Detection Unit was also sent to the school to help search it. No explosive devices were found, and police say the investigation is ongoing.

The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District released the following statement on the threat:

Students will be supervised at Mitchell Elementary School and dismissed at 3:00 p.m. unless they are picked up by a parent/guardian.  

All classrooms are secure and personal items must remain at FLW. Tomorrow morning, June 7, 2017, all students should report to the classroom they last attended today (to collect their belongings).

School busses will report at Mitchell at 3:00 p.m. to pick-up FLW students. Evening sports/activities (including Action 300) are cancelled.

The District treats every threat very seriously and will continue to do so in the future. The District will pursue criminal charges and restitution for costs incurred as a result of school disruption in these cases. As the District cooperates fully with the West Allis Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office, the perpetrator may face felony charges and jail time as a result of their actions.

The safety of our students and staff is a priority of the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. If you have information regarding this incident, please call the West Allis Police Department at (414) 302-8000.