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Whitefish Bay High School evacuated after receiving bomb threat

Whitefish Bay High School
Posted at 11:23 AM, Nov 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-12 07:10:58-05

WHITEFISH BAY — Police evacuated Whitefish Bay High School after authorities learned the school received a bomb threat over the phone Thursday morning.

Whitefish Bay police said around 2:20 p.m., the school and grounds were declared safe.

Around 10:40 a.m., police were notified of a bomb threat. Evacuation of students and staff were already in progress when officers arrived. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department arrived with specialty trained K9's to search and clear the building and grounds.

All students and staff are safe, accounted for and were taken to the middle school while police investigate, according to a letter to families from the Whitefish Bay School District. Starting around 11:50 a.m., the school released students who can walk home or get picked up. The pickup location was on East Sylvan Avenue.

Other schools in the district will remain in class as scheduled, as the bomb threat only targeted the high school, officials said.

Whitefish Bay police are actively investigation this case.

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