by Max Brantley
On Monday, Bentonville Public Schools said the "tentatively" scheduled Town Hall with Cotton will not be at the Arend Arts Center due to "insufficient time to make arrangements for the visit."The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau is famous for getting facilities open on short notice for high-interest speakers. Maybe Cotton could give a call to Gretchen Hall.
The statement from the school is below:
"It is the responsibility of Bentonville Public Schools to ensure the safety of students, staff, families, and visitors when in District facilities. After consulting with law enforcement, we determined that we would not be able to safely accommodate the number of people expected at this event and informed Senator Cotton’s office today.
Bentonville Public Schools has no additional information on where the meeting may be held."
There is no word on where the Town Hall will be moved to.
No firearms, large bags or backpacks, food, or drink, will be permitted in the Pat Walker Performing Arts Center.