On Thursday morning shortly after 8:00 a.m., in the course of disciplining a student who was found truant and off campus, Clovis Unified police officers discovered household chemicals and other material that warranted an arrest.
These chemicals were not a bomb, but were thought to be possibly related to a different open Clovis Police Department case from August.
Clovis Police Officers were called to the campus just after 8:30 a.m. to join in the investigation. At this time the incidents do not, however, appear to be connected.
Clovis Unified Superintendent Janet Young, Ed.D. commended the Clovis Unified officers involved for their proactive efforts to address student safety and to ensure that all students are in school during the school day.
“Unlike most other school districts in California, Clovis Unified has invested the resources needed to maintain our own police force of sworn officers. These officers work collaboratively with our local law enforcement agencies to have a full complement of coverage on and around Clovis Unified campuses. Their multiple eyes and ears working together are critical for the continued care and protection of our students, employees, and community,” said Young.
Because details related to this arrest are part of both a confidential student discipline matter and an open police investigation there are no additional details able to be released by the Clovis Police Department or Clovis Unified School District.