On Wednesday, May 9, at about 1200 hours, Officers of the Clovis Police Department responded to 5100 North Thornton Street, Gattis Middle School, in reference to threats. On arrival Officers contacted school personnel who relayed information about a Carlos Anchondo (33 years of age), threatening to shoot up the school. The statement was heard by school employees and relayed to office personnel. Anchondo was angry that he had not been given information he demanded about his child’s attendance. Anchondo was not listed as the primary custodian of the child.
As a result of the threats, Gattis Middle School was placed on a level 1 lockdown. Officers were stationed at Gattis Middle School in the event Anchondo returned. As the investigation continued, Officers were dispatched to and stationed at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy, 1400 Cameo Street, because another of Anchondo’s children attended that school.
Additional Officers were detailed to locate Anchondo. At about 1300 hours, Anchondo was located and detained in the 700 block of Mitchell Street by Officers of the Clovis Police Department and the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. The schools were taken off of lockdown shortly after it was verified Anchondo was detained.
Carlos Anchondo was arrested for interference with members of staff; interference with the educational process.