CENTERTON (KFSM) — Bentonville West High School was briefly put on lockdown Tuesday (Dec. 6) because of a suspicious person, according to Paul Stolt, director of communication for Bentonville Public Schools.
Stolt said a coach found a man in the high school’s football practice facility in the morning and asked him to leave. The man appeared to be homeless.
Security camera footage showed who appeared to be the same individual enter the school later in the day. The school was placed on lockdown as a precaution as police searched the building. Surveillance video indicated the man left shortly after going into the building.
The Centerton Police Department released two surveillance photos of the man. Police say he was seen taking some items on surveillance video. They’re asking anyone with information to contact the department at (479) 273-5532.