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UPDATE: One student arrested after Middleton HS bomb scare

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Middleton (WKOW) -- The Middleton Police have confirmed that a bomb threat has been announced for Middleton High School.

  They say that the report came in at 3:03 Tuesday afternoon.

  As a response, the students still at the school were evacuated to the school gymnasium.

  Officials are on the scene and evaluating the threat.

  Middleton High School is also a polling location today, and election officials have moved the polling location for Aldermanic Districts 5, 6, 7, and 8 to the Middleton Fire Department at 7600 University Avenue.

  Voting will remain at the new location until 8p.m. tonight.

  27 News is currently investigating the incident and will have more information here when it is available.

UPDATE (11/04 4:15pm):  Officials on the scene are allowing students into the school to retrieve their things.

  The officials on the scene have told 27 News that the time for the threat has passed and that nothing happened to confirm or verify the threat.

UPDATE (11/04 6:50pm):  Middleton Police have arrested a 16-year-old male for making the bomb threat at the Middleton High School.

  The person is a student at Middleton High School.

  He was in the high school computer lab and accessed an internet relay website.

  The website received the typed message from the student, then translated it into a verbal message, and sent it to a school official.

  The subject will be taken to the Dane County Juvenile Reception Center and charged for making the bomb threat.

  The police will consult with state and federal officials in regards to the disruption of the voting process.

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