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.