BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The Bentonville Police Department responded to reports of a juvenile armed with a gun on the Bentonville High School campus Saturday night. A homecoming dance was going on at the campus, according to the school's calendar.
There were no initial reports of shots fired or injuries.
According to the City of Bentonville Facebook page, a reunification point was set up in the parking lot in front of the high school, and parents were asked to park and wait for their children there.
Officials say the fireworks coming from Cross Church were not related to this incident.
Most students were picked up by 9:45 p.m. according to the Facebook post. According to the school principal, Jack Loyd, Bentonville Police found nothing of concern, and the remaining students were released. Staff remained at the high school until every student got home safely.
The incident is being investigated by the Bentonville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.
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