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BNPD makes arrest in bomb threat at Benton High School
BNPD makes arrest in bomb threat at Benton High School

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A 16-year-old was arrested and charged on Wednesday after allegedly making a bomb threat against Benton High School.

The Benton Police Department took a report of a bomb threat at the Benton High School on Wednesday, October 21.  Reports state that during the late afternoon, information was obtained that indicated a bomb threat was made against the school. Officers with the school took immediate action to investigate and determine who was behind the threat. 

During the course of their investigation, a suspect was identified and subsequently placed under arrest.  The suspect was a 16 year old female who was taken into custody without incident and charged with Threatening a Fire or Bombing.

This is an on-going investigation and additional charges could be possible.  

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS.