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The FBI issued a general awareness statement about information they received relating to a possible school shooting. There was a shooting threat for Kentucky on August 28th and for Arkansas on August 29th. The FBI could not confirm the source of the reporting party.

Benton Public Schools is not aware of any specific threat involving our school district. 

Benton administration will work closely with our SRO staff and other law enforcement agencies to monitor and take all threats seriously. As always, the safety and security of Benton students and faculty are priority.  --Dr. Mike Skelton, Superintendent

Kobe Johnson submitted an essay exploring whether or not free expression and civility can and should coexist.  He won second place in the Arkansas School Boards Association's first annual Student Speaking/Essay contest and was awarded a $750 cash prize. He then presented his speech at the ASBA Annual Leadership Conference. Congratulations, Kobe!

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