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Clovis schools take precautions after threats emerge

Leonard Tapia
September 29, 2017 06:27 AM

CLOVIS, N.M. -- The community of Clovis has been through enough tragedy this year. Now it is dealing with new threats targeting schools.

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Earlier this week, Clovis High School received a threat about a shooting. Meanwhile, a photo on Snapchat made its way through social media, and it appeared to be another shooting threat. In part, the snap reads: "I'm shooting up the high school tomorrow be ready…mostly all of you will get what you deserve including Marshall Middle School…"

Students said even though the threat is concerning, they aren’t going to let it keep them out of the classroom.

"I think it's scary, but we do have to be prepared," said Brooke Sanders, who attends Marshall Middle School. "And we have to be safe and make sure everybody's ready."

Clovis school officials said that’s exactly what they’ve been doing, and students have seen their efforts.

"They always make sure that we do practice drills and they have lost of security," said Madison Sanders, another Marshall Middle School student.  

Even though this week’s threats were determined to be unsubstantiated, residents want to remind people the importance of being vigilant in times of worry.

"Things happen in life and we don't know why, but we just have to keep going forward," said Mike Kilmer, whose grandson attends Clovis High School.

KOB spoke with several parents as well. While they do find them to be alarming, they don’t want their children living in fear.

At this time, Clovis police can’t confirm if there are any suspects because the investigation is still ongoing.

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