Clovis police respond to two bomb threats

CNJ staff

Clovis police responded to two bomb threats Wednesday night, but didn’t believe them to be connected.

Clovis Community College was evacuated just after 6 p.m., police said, after receiving word of a bomb threat. A separate bomb threat caused an investigation between 9 and 10 p.m. at the Allsup’s of 14th and Norris streets.

The Clovis Police Department and a team from Cannon Air Force Base responded to the college campus, assisting the administration to secure the campus. No bomb or explosive device was located in the search, a press release from the school stated.

“We are still actively involved in the investigation (of the college incident),” said Lt. Rich Johnson of the Clovis Police Department. He said the investigation looks promising and was “hopeful about coming to a resolution.”

He said it didn’t appear that the two incidents were connected, but declined to speak about specifics to preserve the integrity of the investigation.

Evening classes at the college were canceled due to the threat, the CCC press release said.

“The safety of our students, staff and community members is our number one priority and every precaution has been taken to ensure that the college is safe to reopen,” an e-mail from spokesperson Lisa Spencer read. “It is unfortunate that time and taxpayer money must be used to respond to such events.”