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Teen sentenced for school threats


June 5, 2018

CLOVIS — A Clovis teen has received seven days in the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center, followed by supervised probation for a year, for a social media post that threatened school violence.

The unnamed teen will also be required to complete 50 hours of community service work, write a letter of apology to the school and community, attend counseling, and complete a juvenile corrections program, according to a news release from District Attorney Andrea Reeb.

The news release said the adjudication took place on May 25.

“On April 5, 2018, Clovis Police received a call regarding a possible school shooting threat,” the release said. “Officers obtained a SnapChat showing a young man holding (an) AR-15 rifle. The caption on the image read ‘F*** CHS I’m going out with a bang.’”

Police quickly traced the identity of the SnapChat user and made contact, the release said.

“Due to the ambiguity of the school name mentioned in the post, it quickly went viral and resulted in dozens of schools throughout the nation and Canada having to take precautions for their students’ safety.”


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