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MEDIA ALERT - Finley Students Act Quickly On Purported Threat - 03/08/18

KENNEWICK, WA -- Thanks to the quick thinking and actions by local Finley high schoolers, school has remained in session and safe for Finley students. On the evening of Wednesday, March 7th a student from River View High School in Finley sent a threatening message via the social media application SnapChat. The student in question sent the message to his own, secondary SnapChat account (an alternative 'dummy account' he created). He proceeded to "tag" other RVHS students on the social media platform to view his post.

The original message indicated that the threat was to be carried out at an offsite location during the evening of Saturday, March 10th (the same time as the scheduled Finley school dance). RVHS students reported the threat to school administration at approximately 8:00 AM on Thursday, March 8. Finley school administration immediately contacted the Benton County Sheriff's Office, who arrived at the high school and performed an investigation to evaluate the validity of the threat according to protocol. Law enforcement determined no credible threat to students or staff on campus, and that school was safe to continue operating as scheduled.

After questioning by law enforcement, the suspected student in question was apprehended by Benton County Officers. The RVHS school dance originally scheduled for March 10 has been postponed until further notice.

Finley parents and students will be notified of any new developments via electronic announcements and letters from the school. Finley School District appreciates the quick thinking and responsible reporting by its students. Any student, parent, or community member is encouraged to report threats to school or district administration or to local law enforcement. For more information or for Finley families with concerns, please contact Bryan Long at 509.833.2526.


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MEDIA ALERT - River View High School Hosts Lower Columbia Basin FFA Jamboree (Photo) - 02/22/18

Kennewick, WA - Twelve area FFA Chapters will compete in various Career Development Events (CDE) or Leadership Development Events (LDE) at the Lower Columbia Basin FFA Jamboree tomorrow, February 23. Finley School District is proud to host the Jamboree at River View High School from 8:30 AM to 2 PM. Participating FFA Chapters for 2018 include Finley, Columbia Burbank, Pasco, Kiona-Benton, Connell, Touchet, New Horizons, Chiawana, Kamiakin, Kennewick, Kahlotus, and Richland. The combined chapters will bring over 150 FFA members to the competition in Finley.

The annual Jamboree helps members prepare for the Washington State FFA Convention scheduled to take place in May at Pullman. At the state convention, members participate against other chapters from our state to bid for the top team or individual in that CDE/LDE and a chance to travel back to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

CDE/LDE events that FFA Members are competing in include: Tractor Driving, Horse Evaluation (judging), Food Science, Agricultural Mechanics, Best Informed Greenhands, Creed Speaking, Agricultural Sales, Public Speaking, Veterinary Science & Technology, Employment Skills, Milk & Quality Products, Floriculture, Horse Judging, Conduct of Chapter, Tractor Driving, and Extemporaneous public speaking. Career Development Events help members develop skills and abilities in certain areas that could lead to possible careers throughout the agricultural industry. Over 40 volunteers from the local area will show up to help the FFA members with their CDE/LDEs. Local community support for the members include: Pepsi, Franklin County Farm Bureau, RDO, and Bleyhl's.

The 2018 LCB Jamboree begins at 8:30 AM at River View High School, located at 36509 S Lemon Dr in Kennewick, WA. For more information, contact Finley FFA Advisor Jennifer Yochum at 509-586-7279.


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