Clovis West High School on lockdown as officers investigate threat to campus

Fresno Bee file

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Fresno police locked down the Clovis West High School campus after receiving a threat Friday afternoon.

The Clovis Unified school emailed parents at 2:23 p.m. that officers were “investigating a threat to the safety of our campus.”

The message said that the school was secure.

“The lockdown procedures allow us to protect student safety until such time as police complete their investigation” the message said. “We will keep parents informed as we work collaboratively with law enforcement to complete their investigation.”

Fresno police in an update to media at 2:40 p.m. said no shooting had occurred.

Lt. Bill Dooley said the incident began after a 911 call from a male who said “he was heading to the school to commit a shooting.”

Officers worked with school staff to make sure the campus was safe.

“Although this appears to be a crank/spoof call at this time,” Dooley said, “we are handling this event through our normal protocols.”

A plan for the release of the students was to be announced shortly by the school, Dooley said.

An investigation into the caller was launched, Dooley said.