Clovis Police arrested 18 year old Buchanan High School student Kyle Dwelle today for making threats towards Buchanan High School students. Clovis Police and Clovis Unified Police began an investigation after receiving a tip late this afternoon. Clovis Officers along with Clovis Unified School Police investigated the threat and later arrested Dwelle without incident. Dwelle was booked into the Fresno County Jail on two counts of criminal threats of death or great bodily injury.
In the City of Clovis, any type of threat that we receive will be investigated thoroughly and treated seriously. Our officers will do everything in our power to track down social media, or other threats to their source, and will aggressively pursue charges against anyone threatening the safety of our community.
Tonight, Buchanan High School administration notified parents and staff of the arrest, and reiterated the serious consequences facing anyone who makes threats to the safety of students or schools. Superintendent Eimear O’Farrell, Ed.D. thanks the Clovis Police Department and the District’s officers who immediately acted to investigate the report, and she encouraged anyone who becomes aware of concerning statements or online posts to make an immediate report to law enforcement.
The Clovis Police Department and the Clovis Unified School District will have an increased presence on all Clovis campuses for the rest of the week.