Sheriff Clarke Says 16-Year-Old Should be Tried as Adult for Bomb Threats

Sheriff Clarke issued a statement calling for the District Attorney to charged the 16-year-old to be tried as an adult. 

Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. issued the following statement regarding the arrest of the 16-year-old in several of the recent bomb threats made against area high schools:

"Now it’s time to show us and those who plan to engage in this behavior how serious we really are...The juvenile cannot be sentenced to prison, nor will he face the public humiliation of having his name released if he is adjudicated in Children’s Court...When people actually start getting prison time for this crime, this behavior will cease," said Clarke. 

West Allis Police Department arrested a suspect the March 7 and March 8 bomb threats made at West Allis Central High School. 

The West Allis Police Department received assistance from the Milwaukee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in this case.
West Allis investigators worked corroboratively with West Allis-West Milwaukee School District personnel to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion.
The suspect, a 16 year old juvenile male from Milwaukee, is being referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office for charges.
The West Allis Police Department continues to actively investigate the bomb threat made to Central High School on Wednesday. 
Anybody with information regarding the person or persons who left the March 9th threat is asked to 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 of the individual/s making the March 9th threat.
This reward consists of funds from the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, West Allis Crime Stoppers and a concerned, private citizen.
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