WHITEWATER

Police arrested three juveniles in connection with a Thursday bomb threat that resulted in a lockdown at Whitewater Middle School, according to a news release.

No device was found, according to the release.

The three suspects were identified before the end of school day Thursday. Police did not release ages, genders, charges or other information because they’re still working through the “appropriate follow-up” for each suspect, said Kristin Mickelson, Whitewater public relations and communications manager.

Mickelson said the city, police and school district all take the threat seriously. Felony charges are possible, she said.

“This could be a severe situation because a threat like this could be considered a criminal charge,” she said.

Mickelson said she works in conjunction with Whitewater police.

The written bomb threat found at the middle school Thursday morning was the fourth bomb threat in five weeks in the Whitewater School District. The three others were at the high school, Superintendent Mark Elworthy has said.

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