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Kiona-Benton School District Expels Student for Making Threats

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BENTON CITY, WA - The Kiona-Benton School District says it has emergency expelled a student for making threats against other students.

Both the district and the Benton County Sheriff's Office say there is no current danger to students. District administrators say they learned about the threats, immediately addressed the problem, and then took the appropriate legal and disciplinary actions. 

The district has not released the name, age or school of the student, how the student made the threat, or to which students the threat targeted.

Superintendent Wade Haun says the district appreciates any parent and community support in keeping students calm, and limiting involvement in the issue.

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