On the evening of Thursday, January 25, 2018, Benton Police Department (BNPD) received information about a possible threat directed toward the Benton Junior High School campus.
BNPD officers and detectives quickly followed leads, which led to a juvenile suspect. The juvenile was taken into custody without incident within 45 minutes of the threat being received and was turned over to juvenile officers for processing. BNPD thanks all who shared valuable information that resulted in curtailing the potential threat, as the safety of our children is paramount.
This incident remains an ongoing investigation.
Anyone with additional information should contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778- 1171 or 501-315- TIPS. Anonymous tips may also be sent via text to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the message or via the official Benton Police Department app available on iTunes and Google Play.