Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Rarely do we see a high school bomb scare in March. This year was different. The recent culprits in
Here are some key notes from the report, “Bomb threats in Wisconsin schools,” posted on the Wisconsin Association of School Boards website:
Let me interject: For a Class I Felony, the penalty is a fine of up to $10,000, or imprisonment of up to 3-1/2 years, or both; however, for a repeat offender, the term of imprisonment may increase up to 2 years with prior misdemeanor convictions, and up to 6 years with a prior felony conviction.
School systems across the state might want to pass this info around between now and the next heat wave.
How do some school districts handle bomb threats? I love this one:
“Extra day added to end of school year as a result of multiple bomb threats throughout the course of that year.”
Can you imagine the reaction of union teachers in
“Bombers don’t threaten - threateners don’t bomb.”
Anonymous ATF agent
There MUST be a penalty for making bomb threats. DO NOT dismiss the severity of this crime. It is not simply a prank. It is expensive, disruptive, and dangerous. And it is a felony!
“Bomb threats reduced from hundreds in 2001.
To 20 in 2002, 15 in 2003, to 4 in 2009.
50% arrest rate.
Almost 100% conviction rate. “
Gee. Could it be because we don’t just take away their Buster Browns but we impose tough penalties?