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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

Two Benton schools, Caldwell Elementary and Perrin Elementary, received a Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase Schools award for the 2018-2019 school year from the Flippen Group. The Flippen Group celebrates all the campuses that go the extra mile each to build an environment where students and staff feel safe and connected. Congratulations to the district and campus leaders who helped make this recognition a reality.

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