Two teens arrested in connection with March 9th bomb threat at West Allis Central H.S.

WEST ALLIS -- FOX6 News has learned two teenage boys have been arrested in connection to the March 9th bomb threat at West Allis Central High School -- one of three bomb threats called in to the school over a three-day period in early March.

According to West Allis police, both teens, a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, are from Milwaukee.

Police say the 15-year-old boy is being referred to children's court, and the 17-year-old boy is being referred to adult court.

One of the boys is a student at West Allis Central, while the other is not.

The three bomb threats were called in to the school on Monday, March 7th, Tuesday, March 8th and Wednesday, March 9th.

A suspect was arrested in connection to the March 7th and 8th threats on March 11th.

Police on March 15th said the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office issued two felony charges of "Bomb Scares" against the 16-year-old West Allis High School student in connection with the two bomb threats.

The 16-year-old was charged as a juvenile.

Milwaukee County District Attorney Kent Lovern said this in a statement to FOX6 News, as it relates to why this student was not charged as an adult:

Juvenile cases are waived to adult court based primarily on the serious nature of the charge.  Any prior record of the offender is also considered.   A Bomb Scare is the lowest level felony under Wisconsin law and, under most circumstances, would never qualify to be waived into adult court.

The school was evacuated on March 7th and 8th as a result of the bomb threats. On each of those days, law enforcement officials were called in -- and students were moved to the field house on campus.

Students were eventually allowed back into the school building after it was determined there was no threat.

On March 9th, students were evacuated to Mount Hope Lutheran Church on 86th and Becher, and later sent home.

Classes were cancelled altogether on March 10th, so police and school officials could meet and determine how to handle this situation.

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