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Bentonville High Student Arrested for Making Threats

BENTONVILLE, Ark.- A high school sophomore was arrested at Bentonville High School on Wednesday in connection to making threats against the school.

Police say a handwritten note was found in a restroom at Bentonville High School, threatening to use a gun on campus. 

Investigators and faculty later found a second threatening note.

Police say no weapons were found on campus, or on the student.

The student faces 1st Degree Terroristic Threatening. 

The district released this statement: "These situations occur in schools across the nation, unfortunately. We'll continue to respond with a zero-tolerance policy, considering both expulsion and felony criminal charges for any student found in violation."

This is the 22nd Arkansas student arrested in connection to making threats against schools.

Arkansas School Threat Arrests

Mammoth Spring - Feb. 14 (same day as Florida school shooting killed 17)

North Little Rock - Feb. 15 (gun at school)

Fayetteville - Feb. 15

Berryville - Feb. 15

Star City - Feb. 15

McGehee - Feb. 15

Stone County/Timbo - Feb. 16

Pottsville (Pope County) - Feb. 17

Hackett - Feb. 17

Gurdon - Feb. 17

Cave City - Feb. 17

Conway - Feb. 19

Prairie Grove - Feb. 19

North AR College - Feb. 19 (bomb threat)

NLR Pentecostal School - Feb. 20

LR Forest Heights STEM - Feb. 20

White County Central - Feb. 20

Batesville- Feb. 21

Ozark - Feb. 22

Sherwood - Feb. 22 (bomb threat)

Little Rock Parkview - Feb. 22

Bentonville- Feb. 28


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