Bomb threat at Whitefish Bay High school prompts early dismissal

Updated: 3:09 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2021 

WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Whitefish Bay High School students and staff have been given the all-clear to return to the building Thursday afternoon, Nov. 11. This, after a bomb threat prompted early dismissal. 

A letter sent to families says a search was completed of the high school grounds and surrounding vehicles. 

Students are invited back to the school until 3:45 p.m. to pick up belongings and vehicles. 

All after school activities will continue as planned. 


Published: 11:56 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2021

WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Whitefish Bay High School will release students early Thursday, Nov. 11, after receiving a bomb threat via phone. 

Families received a letter from the school that says all staff and students are safe and accounted for and have been evacuated to the middle school so the police department can search the buildings and grounds. 

The threat was received at approximately 10:55 a.m. 

Students will be released at 11:50 a.m. The student pick up location will be on E Sylvan Ave.

The threat was only reported to the high school. All other schools remain in session. 

Whitefish Bay police are handling the investigation. 

Read the full letter to families below: 

"Dear Whitefish Bay High School Families,

At approximately 10:55am, Whitefish Bay High School received a bomb threat via phone. All staff and students are safe and accounted for and have been evacuated to the middle school so the police department can search the buildings and grounds, and investigate further. Please do not call or come to the school at this time.

Starting at 11:50am, we will be releasing high school students who are able to walk home or get picked up. The student pick up location will be on E Sylvan Ave.

Students will not be able to return to the High School or their vehicles that are parked on streets surrounding the High School until further notice. We will communicate more information as it becomes available. We will notify families when they are able to return to the high school/pick up their vehicle.

The threat was only reported at the high school. All other schools will remain in session as planned.

Whitefish Bay School District

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