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West Bend High Schools receive bomb threat from 16-year-old

Posted at 7:11 AM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 08:28:45-04

On Tuesday, September 8 around 9:50 p.m., students from West Bend High Schools reported a suspicious Snapchat message to the West Bend Police Department.

The message stated, “Don’t come to school tomorrow” and included a bomb emoji, according to West Bend police.

An investigation began and the school district was alerted shortly after 10:30 p.m., police say.

This morning, West Bend officers identified a 16-year-old boy who created the message and posted it publicly.

The 16-year-old is now in custody for terrorist threat, bomb threat and disorderly conduct.

The 16-year-old has denied placing any explosives at the school or having any intention of doing so, according to police.

Police will be referring the matter to the Washington County juvenile authorities.

According to police, both staff and West Bend police officers checked the building and no explosive devices were found.

School will still take place today with an added police presence at the high schools.

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