A student at Clovis West High School was arrested Wednesday in connection to threatening graffiti found in a girl’s bathroom last month.
On May 24, graffiti was found that said, “I will kill everyone in this school tomorrow at noon. I hate you all. Better find me before its (sic) too late.”
Clovis Unified School District officials worked with police and did not believe a credible threat existed at the school. However, a student was arrested on Wednesday after confessing to making the threat.
District spokeswoman Kelly Avants would not release further details on the perpetrator, citing privacy laws.
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“Since the incident, which led to a widespread drop in attendance May 25, the administration had continued to investigate a number of leads provided by students and staff in the case, as well as implement additional security measures,” Avants said. “New information obtained yesterday in the investigation led to a confession and the arrest of a single individual. Parents, students and staff at the school were informed this afternoon (Wednesday).”
The school district dealt with another controversial graffiti message last month. At Clovis High, racial slurs – and messages like, “Go Back 2 Africa” – were found in the boy’s bathroom. That incident continues to be investigated.