A 17-year-old Racine youth was arrested today for calling in a bomb threat to Horlick High School yesterday morning.
Police say the caller was Bradley R. Sorenson of 1319 Geneva St., who is being held on $5,000 bond, charged with Causing a Bomb Scare, a Class 1 Felony.
He is accused of calling an operator at Horlick at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday claiming there were bombs in the school. Investigators say the call was made from a pay telephone on Douglas Avenue. Police say Sorenson admitted he did it because "he wanted the school to close like Park High School did."
Park High School had been dismissed early on Tuesday after a note scrawled on a bathroom wall implied a bomb would be detonated on Tuesday. That initial note was followed up by additional claims of bombs, so Park was also dismissed early Wednesday and the building swept again for devices. None were located in either incident.
This week, there also were two instances of scrawlings on bathroom walls at McKinley Middle School that are being investigated.