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Student suspended after threat toward Benton Central

A threat made toward Benton Central Junior-Senior High School has led to an increased police presence.

Posted: Nov 7, 2019 12:45 PM

OXFORD, Ind. (WLFI) — A threat made toward Benton Central Junior-Senior High School has led to an increased police presence Thursday. A student who made the threat online has been suspended.

Superintendent Gregg Hoover said the school found out about the threat Wednesday afternoon. The school and sheriff's office investigated, and located the student who made the threat.

Hoover could not say what the threat was, but said it was directed toward the school, not at an individual.

The school corporation released the following statement:

The school corporation appreciates the students and staff that came forward with this information. The students have been taught “See Something, Say Something” and this contributed greatly to identifying this threat.

Benton Community School Corporation is very concerned with the safety and security of all our students and staff. We will continue to actively investigate any reports and communicate information to parents and staff.

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