Contact Us

Vandals Disable Ki-Be School District Phone System – Alternative Numbers Set Up (UPDATE)

Kiona-Benton school phone system vandalized
(Ki-Be School District)

No word on when phones will be working again.

Officials at Kiona-Benton School District said early today sometime over the weekend the district suffered some vandalism.

Specific details were not released about the damage, but school officials said the phone system is not working, This outage affects the elementary, middle and high school.

Til further notice, alternative numbers have been set up for the schools. From the school district information release:

“Alternative phone numbers for the Elementary School are 509-727-4669: Middle School 509 727-4281, 509-619-9023, and 509-727-4964: High School 509-727-5562 and 509-727-4972.”


No other information was released about the incident.

(UPDATE):   School district officials say the damage caused by vandals over the weekend to the elementary, middle, and high schools in the Ki-Be District could be as high as $100,000.   Phones, computers, monitors and keyboards were defaced or smashed, and phone and computer wiring torn out of junction boxes.   Officials said it could be some time before all the damage is completely repaired.

Best of Newstalk 870

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Newsmembers quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Newsmembers contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.