Entire Arkansas School District Evacuated Due To Threat

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Benton, Arkansas — Officials with the Benton School District reportedly received a threat via email on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 and all school district facilities were immediately placed on locked down.

Officers with the Benton Police Department were notified of the email about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Benton School District officials made a decision to clear all employees from all school facilities, who were there preparing for students to return to school on Wednesday.

This investigation is on-going in coordination between the Benton School District and the Benton Police Department.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Individuals also may send us an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to www.crimereports.com to leave a tip. A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on ITunes and Google Play.