Suspect arrested following 2 H.S. bomb threats

Posted at 10:16 AM, Mar 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 21:45:23-05

WEST ALLIS -- A suspect has been arrested following the March 7 and March 8 bomb threats made at West Allis Central High School.

The suspect is a 16-year-old boy from Milwaukee.

Charges are being sent over to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office.

Three bomb threats were called into the school this 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.

West Allis police are still searching for a suspect in the March 9 bomb threat. If you have any information regarding that incident, please call the West Allis Police Department at 414-302-8000. 

A cash reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest.

It has been a trying week for parents with three bomb threats in three days at West Allis Central.

"My anxiety level is through the roof because is this someone setting our school up, is this someone crying wolf, what's going on?" said Felicia Morgan, parent.

Word of an arrest has given some a sense of peace, but that suspect is only tied to threats made Monday and Tuesday. Whoever threatened to blow up the school on Wednesday hasn't yet been identified.

"People if he's pulled it off twice, then he's either involved in the other ones or he knows who did it," said Sabina Tank, parent.

Although classes resumed Friday, things weren't completely back to normal.  Students say their teachers were taking precautions during the day.

'"They had to escort us to the bathroom because it wasn't that safe.  What's it like having your teachers escort you from room to room? It's kind of like you're in prison," said Sierra Lee, freshman.