Clovis CA social media school threat not credible, cops say


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The Reagan Educational Center, including Clovis East High and Reyburn Intermediate Schools, was placed on alert Friday, December 10, 2021 following a threatening social media post.

Clovis Unified School District

A social media post about a threat to a Clovis school continued to circulate on Monday, but law enforcement said it was not credible, according to the principal.

Two sites were put on alert Friday – Clovis East High and Reyburn Intermediate schools – after a social media post appeared to threaten students, officials said.

Those threats were investigated and deemed not credible by the Clovis Police Department, according to Principal Stephanie Hanks. The same baseless threats continued to circulate on Monday, she said.

“We take the safety and security of our campus seriously and work closely with our police departments when these situations arise,” she said in a press release. “The school continues to be open and we will remain vigilant as our students come to campus and prepare for a busy week of finals.”

Students at the Reagan Education Center on the campus of Clovis East High and Reyburn Intermediate schools stayed in class after the school was put on alert at around 1:25 p.m. Friday.

Officials said the alert stemmed from an abundance of caution as authorities investigated the message “a rumored threat to the safety of students”. During an installation alert, students remain indoors and continue with classes, but movement outside buildings is restricted and students cannot be picked up from campus.

The students were released around 2:45 p.m., police said.

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Journalist Thaddeus Miller has covered towns in the Central San Joaquin Valley since 2010, writing about everything from breaking news to government and police accountability. Originally from Fresno, he joined The Fresno Bee in 2019 after spending time in Merced and Los Banos.

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