WHITEFISH BAY -- The Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Whitefish Bay was safely evacuated on Tuesday morning, January 31st as a result of a bomb threat received by staff.
Officials said the phone threat came in to the JCC around 10:30 a.m. It was consistent with threats made to other JCCs around the country. Officials said the threat was deemed non-credible. Yet, through an abundance of caution, the JCC was safely evacuated.
Around 2:00 p.m., police gave the "all clear" at the JCC -- and by 3:00 p.m. officials indicated there was normal activity at the center.
"The safety of our members, students, guests and staff is always our highest priority," said Jesse Rosen, COO of the JCC. "I'm abundantly confident in our team's ability to fulfill that responsibility. And I think that was proven out today."
"As we continue to focus on our own security as a Jewish community, we will also continue to stand up for the rights, security and dignity of all targeted people," said Elana Khan, director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
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