Threat forces Benton Community to cancel all events through Sunday

VAN HORNE, Iowa - The Benton Community School District has canceled classes today and activities through Sunday as it investigates what it described as a threat of an act of violence for Friday.

School officials tell our coverage partners KCRG-TV9 an unidentified male made the threat that an act of violence would happen at one of the district schools on Friday. The district determined that there was no threat to students or staff for an early dismissal Thursday.

Law enforcement said they received a tip from the FBI regarding a threat of violence. Authorities believe the threat stemmed from the Middle/High School in Van Horne and was directed at the facility.

The threat came on the same day a school shooting in California killed two students and wounded three others. The suspect in that shooting was also wounded and is in custody.

Cancelled events, practices, activities:


MS Wrestling Meet

NO Practices

Drivers Ed – No Class


Robotics @ Nevada

5th-8th Boys Future Stars Basketball

3rd-4th Boys Hot Shots Basketball

Illusions Choreography Practice

The Crafters Connection Craft Show will be moved to St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Atkins. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p .m.


Gym Usage – Brandon Thompson

FFA Degree Ceremonies

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