Bentonville school evacuated after vague threat discovered

Posted: May 23, 2014 at 1:02 p.m.

Washington Junior High School was evacuated this morning in response to a vague threat discovered in a girls bathroom, according to Mary Ley, School District director of communications.

A note found in the bathroom had the word “bomb” on it, Ley said. Bentonville police and school staff members searched the building while students were outside. Nothing suspicious was found.

The district sent parents an email explaining the incident, Ley said.