Student taken into custody in connection with new threat

Metro Wire Staff

Stevens Point police have arrested a 17-year-old boy who allegedly made a threat to detonate a bomb at SPASH on Dec. 18.

According to a news release from Police Chief Martin Skibba, the boy threatened to blow up the school at 9:09 a.m. He was arrested at 10:34. Skibba said police also plan to charge a 15-year-old male accomplice as a party to the crim.e

“Early in the investigation is was determined the threat was not viable,” Skibba said by email Wednesday. “Investigators from the Stevens Point Police Department in conjunction with SPASH Administration were able to locate and take the subject into custody without incident.”

Officers continue to follow further leads concerning the threats at Ben Franklin on Dec. 12 and threats made on Dec. 13 at the Stevens Point Area Senior High.

No further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with additional information should contact Portage County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-346-6600. Information that leads to an arrest may be subject to cash rewards, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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