Student arrested Thursday in threat against Clovis High School

A 17-year-old male suspect has been arrested after a threat circulated on social media regarding Clovis High School. (KVII File)

A 17-year-old male youth was arrested Thursday after a threat began circulating on social media, according to a news release from the Clovis Police Department.

According to the CPD release:

  • Clovis Police Department Dispatch received a telephone call about 11:21 p.m. Thursday in reference to threats against Clovis High School.
  • Officers went to the caller's home where they were presented with a screen shot of a Snapchat social media posting.
  • Within the posting was a photo of a person holding a rifle, and captions stating “**Expletive** CHS I’m going out with a bang” and “don’t go to school tmrw”.
  • Shortly after this, the department received additional calls in reference to this posting.
  • A detective was assigned to investigate the incident.
  • The person in the photo was identified as a 17-year-old male juvenile.
  • CPD officers and Curry County deputies went to the juvenile’s home and spoke with him.
  • After receiving a waiver of his rights pursuant to the Children’s Code, the juvenile confirmed the picture was of him, but relayed that he did not post the captions to the post. As the interview continued, the juvenile ultimately stated he did create a portion of one of the captions, “**Expletive** CHS."
  • Officers got an arrest warrant for the juvenile for the delinquent act of Aggravated Assault on a School Employee.
  • He was taken into custody without incident.

The initial portion of the investigation progressed efficiently with the cooperation of the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and the Clovis Municipal Schools, according to the CPD news release. An increased law enforcement presence may be seen at our local municipal schools, the release said.

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