5th Grader Arrested After Bomb Threat At Bentonville School


A fifth-grade student was suspended and arrested Thursday after leaving a bomb threat in a bathroom at a Bentonville middle school, according to the school district.

The vague bomb threat was written on a girls’ bathroom wall at Barker Middle School and brought to the attention of the principal. Police were then called to the school and later arrested an 11 year old in connection with the threat, according to the Bentonville School District.

Administrators discovered the threat around 1:30 p.m. The school was not evacuated, according to the school district.

School officials said they could not release the name or gender of the student arrested. The student was transported by police to the Benton County Juvenile Detention Center.

Parents were sent a note Thursday afternoon about the situation, said school district spokeswoman Mary Ley.


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