Washington Junior High in Bentonville was evacuated on Friday (May 23) in a bomb threat, officials said.
A letter discovered in a bathroom contained the word “bomb,” so authorities evacuated the school at 1501 N.E. Wildcat Way while police conduced a search, said Mary Ley, spokeswoman. The incident happened about 11 a.m.
No explosive devices were found. Children returned to class a short time after the search ended, Ley said.