December 19, 2008

Arrest made in Horlick HS bomb threat

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.


  1. Way to go RPD, it’s about time! This kids bond is more than the child killer Tisa Haws! You can only bet our DA will offer a slap on the hand and give him some probation and a fine! What would possess a child to call in a bomb threat anyways? Did he really think he was going to get away with it? Bad parenting is all I can say to that!

  2. There is no place to comment on the front page photo which states the snow "gives a melancholy look..."

    Would the Racine Post mind explaining their definition of "melancholy"? I would argue that this is not an appropriate use of the word "melancholy".