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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 J. Johnson is one of 12 nationwide finalists in John Stossel's annual essay contest.  He wrote a 1,000 word essay addressing minimum wage laws and proposals to raise the minimum wage.  Kobe will receive a cash award for his efforts, and his name will be posted on the Stossel site at

With this acknowledgment, Kobe has won well-over fifteen awards for his ability to argue ideas in essays or in live debate. Well done, Kobe.

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