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$13,000 raised for Clovis victims, library to implement amnesty period

$13,000 raised for Clovis victims, library to implement amnesty period. (ABC 7 Amarillo)

The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce has raised $13, 000 so far for the victims of last month's shooting.

Police say 16-year-old Nathaniel Jouett opened fire at the Clovis Carver Public Library and now faces 33 charges.

The community of Clovis continues to come together to contribute to the Clovis Victims Memorial Fund organized by the Chamber of Commerce.

Restaurants and other businesses have been donating a percentage of their profits to the fund, and community members continue to sell items like t-shirts and wrist bands that read "Clovis Strong" to help raise money.

City of Clovis Interim City Manager Tom Phelps told ABC 7 News, the library is not ready to be open to the public, but there will be a "soft opening," within the next several days.

The Clovis Carver Public Library posted a statement to its Facebook page apologizing to anyone who has received an overdue notice on their checked out books. There will be an amnesty period put in place once the library reopens for regular business hours.

Jouett remains in jail Wednesday, and is awaiting his arraignment in Curry County District Court later this month.


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