Thank you to the South Milwaukee School District and South Milwaukee Police Department for their professional handling of these dual threats today. Thankfully, three suspects were quickly identified, with one arrest.
Here is the SMPD press release …
On the morning of September 14, 2021, the South Milwaukee Police Department was notified of a threat toward the South Milwaukee High School. The threat came to a student, via text message, indicating the school would be ‘shot up.’
The South Milwaukee Police Department investigated the incident and arrested a 16 year old juvenile, from Milwaukee, as a result of the investigation. The arrestee is not a current student at South Milwaukee High School.
On the morning of September 14, 2021, the South Milwaukee Police Department was also notified of a photo which included a bomb threat toward the South Milwaukee Schools.
The South Milwaukee Police Department investigated the incident, identified two suspects and have interviewed both juveniles, who admitted to the threat. There is no actual threat of harm, based on the investigation. The juveniles will be referred for charges.
The South Milwaukee High School and Middle have resumed classes.