Shortly after noon Thursday, Benton County Sheriff's report a lockdown was in place at Kiona-Benton High School in Benton City.

Authorities say a reported threat of a weapon possibly being on campus was the reason. As of this report, no actual weapon has been found, but officials say the number of students circulating the word and other information prompted them to lock down the school.

The middle and elementary schools were also locked down as a precaution.

As of last word, the school was being scoured and other precautions being taken to ensure everyone was safe. More information expected later.

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