74°F
Sponsored by

Security Increases After Bentonville HS Bomb Threat

Bentonville Police Department had a strong presence on the Bentonville High School campus Friday, after a bomb threat was found in a restroom stating an incident would happen specifically on February 21st.
Bentonville Police Department had a strong presence on the Bentonville High School campus Friday, after a bomb threat was found in a restroom stating an incident would happen specifically on February 21st.

The threat was found Thursday afternoon, and Bentonville Superintendent Michael Poore immediately began working with law enforcement to ensure the safety of the school.

"We've really gotten great support from the Bentonville Police Department today to have us start the day off right and end the day right," Poore said.

The bomb squad k-9 unit, checked the campus inside and out both Thursday night and Friday morning.

"When you have something like this there's always going to be a little bit of anxiety but.... hopefully we've taken care of everything that we can to make sure that this is a going to be a good day for us," he said.

Off camera, students told KNWA they think the threat came from someone looking to scare people, and while they said it made them uneasy, it didn't keep them from class.

School officials will check surveillance cameras and work to find who's responsible for the message in the restroom.

"There will be pretty serious consequences if we found them because this is disrupting the academic learning environment and we take that seriously."

Since nothing suspicious was found on school grounds, it's business as usual at Bentonville High School.
Page: [[$index + 1]]
comments powered by Disqus

More Local News