State Crime and Court Roundup: Bomb threat called at Kettle Moraine High SchoolWisconsin News
-- Students at Kettle Moraine High School are off until tomorrow, after somebody wrote that a bomb would go off at the Waukesha County school today.
DOUSMAN - Students at Kettle Moraine High School are off until tomorrow, after somebody wrote that a bomb would go off at the Waukesha County school today.
Officials said the threat was specific to the high school, and no other schools were mentioned – although youngsters at Wales Elementary also have the day off as a precaution. All extra-curricular activities at both schools were canceled for last night and today. High school principal Jeff Walters said bomb-sniffing dogs had planned to check the building last evening. School officials and Waukesha County sheriff’s deputies secured the school after yesterday’s classes ended.
Walters says the bomb threat is not deemed to be credible – but he said precautions needed to be taken in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings, and the move toward heightened security.
Charges are expected today against a 20-year-old Milwaukee man who claimed to take Molotov cocktails into the State Capitol on Tuesday. Authorities were ready for Kvon Smith, after he said on Facebook that he would cause harm at the statehouse – and officers nabbed him just moments after he arrived. Part of the Capitol’s west wing was evacuated, as a bomb squad checked out Smith’s backpack. The Wisconsin State Journal said none of the liquid bottles turned out to be explosive. One had motor oil – another had rubbing alcohol – and a third was a mix of water-and-chalk. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said he was planning to charge Smith today with carrying a concealed weapon, trying to make Molotov cocktails, disorderly conduct, and felony-and-misdemeanor bail jumping connected with an unrelated charge last month. The incident occurred just hours before Governor Scott Walker delivered his State-of-the-State message to all legislators, state officials, and invited guests in the Assembly chamber. But officials said it was not clear that Smith knew the event was taking place. During a visit to Hartford yesterday, the Republican Walker said he did not believe he was a target. He said the Capitol Police let his office know about Smith before he arrived – and he praised the officers for their work. The governor said quote, “It could have ended up very dangerous – It did not, thankfully.”