5th Grader Arrested After Bomb Threat At Bentonville School

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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.


  • Mark Smith

    When will the hysteria be quashed? This is rediculous. While he also be a felon? Kids being kids.

    • Samantha Baldridge

      So sad :( Parents need to talk to their kids about how serious this is and what a ” Felon” is and what it will do to them in the future.

  • N/A

    This every week……….it is very, truly sad. I hate that they have to do what they are doing to children but apparently they are not taking it quite seriously enough since it continues to happen it seems, every day.. Often I wonder if it is because of how the media is constantly covering every story about these threats and happenings.

    • Mark Smith

      These “zero tolerance” policies are born out of hysteria and self gratification of exerting power at the expense of critical thinking or concern for children. And just think, the authors of these policies are the educatotors instructing our children. They cannot apply a basic tennant of their profession! Fire the lot of them.

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