Police in DeForest have arrested two juveniles in connection with threats made against schools in the district, which prompted the district to cancel classes on Friday.
Investigators are releasing few details about the incident, other than that threats were made Thursday to bring weapons and explosive devices in to one of the schools in the district. That prompted a massive response and search of schools, with police taking one juvenile in to custody on Thursday and a second on Friday.
One of the juveniles is now facing charges and is currently under electronic monitoring. Both are male students who attend schools in the district.
During a news conference on Friday, DeForest Police Chief Robert Henze said everything worked as it was supposed to when responding to the threat. While admitting it may have been inconvenient to cancel classes for the day, he said “everyone did what they were supposed to when they learned about this threat. We got involved immediately and we launched an investigation – our kids and community are safer because of this.”
No further details about the investigation are being released at this time. Classes are expected to be back in session next Tuesday.