Franklin High School student arrested for bomb threat

FRANKLIN -- On Monday, April 2, Franklin police arrested a 17-year-old Franklin High School student for placing a bomb threat on a restroom wall. The bomb threat incident occurred Thursday, March 29 at Franklin High School and resulted in school being cancelled Friday, March 30.

On Thursday, March 29 custodians were performing their regular Thursday night duties when they came across a bomb threat written on a bathroom stall. The graffiti was located in the boys bathroom near the gymnasium.

Superintendent Steve Patz, canceled all classes Friday, March 30, but later allowed extra-curricular activities to go ahead as scheduled.

During the school day, the bomb squad conducted a sweep of the high school, but found nothing. “I wish we could find that magical answer why they do it, because it’s very disruptive to the educational environment. It affects so many things from preparing lunches to those kinds of things, and our normal academic days,” Patz said.

The case is being reviewed at the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office to determine whether charges will be filed.