Benton Student Taken Into Custody After Online Threat

A student at Benton High School was taken into police custody Wednesday after a threat was made against the school in an online chat.

Authorities say the threat was made at about 8 A.M. and was investigated by the St. Joseph Police. Police took a juvenile student into custody but say no students or staff were in danger.

Classes and activities were held as scheduled on Wednesday.

The investigation into the threat is ongoing.