Teen accused of threatening mass shooting at high school

Leonard Tapia
October 03, 2017 06:20 PM

CLOVIS, N.M. -- A Snapchat photo had a lot of people in Clovis concerned. Whoever posted the picture threatened to shoot up Clovis high and Marshall Middle School.


Another snap posted from the same account listed names of Clovis schools staff. The threats were unsubstantiated and at the time, police couldn't confirm if they had any suspects.

"It's like very hard to have that on your mind while you're at work worrying about your kids," said Nora Nunez. "All these kids have phones nowadays. You give them a phone for emergencies and they use it for all the wrong things."

Police say they now know who's responsible. According to police, a 16-year-old suspect was taken to the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center and charged with several counts, including assault with intent to commit a felony and interference of the educational process.

"When I went to school, it wasn't like that, you know?" said Erika Molina, who lives in Clovis, "We didn't have threats or anything like that going in so I can only imagine what those kids are thinking."

KOB reached out to police to try and find out more about the juvenile suspect, but haven’t heard back.

In the meantime, residents say while they’re glad whoever made the threats will pay the consequences, they’re still staying aware of their surroundings while out and about.

"Of course it's a worrisome, thing but I don't think it is something that is going to make us stay home or make us not be out," said Cheryl Burch.


Leonard Tapia

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