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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

Several BJH Band students were selected, by blind audition, to perform in the All Region Concert Band.  They prepared exercises that tested technical ability on their instruments, and performed for a panel of judges.  The following students were among the best junior high school musicians in the region, and represented BJH well at the region clinic band in December.  Congratulations to the following Benton Jr. High Concert Band All Region students and Director Michael Hoover:

Mi'Kala Wilson
Owen Bussell
Hayden Shafer
Blair Francis
Donevan Bostad
Graham Eisele
Makenna Bailey
Elijah Harris
Mateo West
Sophia Meadows
Caden Lambert
Lee Eskridge
Audrey Harder
AJ Steuber
Lucas Burks
Laney Freeland
Ashton Blankenship
Lynley Archer
Jordan Clark
Emma Schlitz
Hayden Wylie
Mallory Shelton
Eli Rose
Blake Covert
Trevor Tucker
Sam Hays
Erin Brasher
Marcelles Nash
Isaiah Hipskind
Lucas Wilbur

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