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Police search Wauwatosa middle school after bomb threat
WAUWATOSA - Bomb sniffing dogs spent the night at Whitman Middle school in Wauwatosa. This after a bomb threat was found posted inside the girl’s bathroom.
A concerned parent asked us to investigate.
All after school activities were canceled so that police could search the building. The school wants to make sure when students walk through these doors tomorrow, they will be safe.
It’s becoming an all too familiar scene. Bomb sniffing dogs from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office are called in to check out a threat, this time at Whitman Middle School.
"My first thought was good communication from the school, a nice heads up, said parent Charity Pook.
She is closely monitoring the school’s response to the threat. Her son Michael is in 8th grade and will be in class on Tuesday.
"We talked it over and we've decided to send him to school.It seems like the school district has a good handle on it."
Wauwatosa police plan to patrol the school overnight and have a visible presence in school all day.
The bomb threat found last Thursday referenced Tuesday, October 29th – the same day students are scheduled for important tests.
"I feel very confident," responded Wauwatosa Superintendent Phil Ertl when asked if the school would be safe for class on Tuesday. He also encouraged parents to use this opportunity to talk with their children about the consequences of making threats and how to create a safe school environment.
"There's a number of things we want parents to consider," said Ertl. "Certainly talk to their kids about doing something like that - writing something and making those kind of threats and knowing full well the school district any other place is going to take those type of threats very serious. Whether or not we consider that threat credible, we are going to act appropriately."
The schools does not believe the threat was credible. Police continue to investigate.