Clovis Goes From Peaceful to in Terror
by Derek Curley '19
The suspect in custody is a sixteen year old who goes to Clovis High School. The suspect in custody apparently had no motive for the shooting.The recent shooting left two people dead along with four people injured. Due to this shooting, the school's attendance has dropped drastically.
Another shooting occurred on Tuesday morning of September 5, 2017; someone had killed a thirty-year old man in an apartment complex. Police had responded to a call around at two fifty-eight to someone hearing gunshots. Later when police showed up they found a body with a gun wound in the right shoulder of David McDonald. McDonald was then transferred to Plains Regional Medical Center. McDonald did not respond to any treatment and later died at three twenty-four the same morning.
Along with the shootings in Clovis, there have also been bomb threats. These bomb threats have occurred on September 5, 2017. The bomb threats focused on public schools. The schools that have received threats are Clovis Freshman Academy, Yucca Middle School, Cameo Elementary School and Sandia Elementary School. Clovis Community College had also received a threat the same day. The aftermath of the shootings and bomb threats are making the FBI follow up on the cases and questioning what is happening in the town of Clovis.
Hullabaloo at Volcano Vista
by Christina Maldonado '19
The students were punished and the student who posted the offensive photo on Snapchat was suspended from school for ten days. The other student was a football player, who was kicked off the team. The mother of one of the African American girls had declared that the boys needed a tougher punishment as she was not happy that her child feels unsafe going to school; the students feel targeted and threatened. Sheryl Williams Stapleton said in an interview with The New Mexican,
“It might start with some stupid picture, but if we ignore it, it could advance into something different.”
Actions begin to spread through people of all ages and influence others that violence is acceptable. These violent actions align with what happened last month in Charlottesville, VA. Dillon Hopper, a former Marine Corps Veteran was the leader who organized the rally; Hopper’s services were ended in January for participating in creation of a white supremacist group.
Father, Lamont Webb had thoughts about child safety,
“You don’t expect your kids going to school and having to deal with racism and discrimination in 2017. It's kind of appalling.”
KOB acquired a letter from Bannerman, the principal of Volcano Vista High School, who claimed that the two students reviewed it as a “joke.” There is a line between humor and racism, these students do not seem to understand the difference.
Last Week's Poll Results!
Last week we at Ambush! asked our readers if they've heard of any of the soup kitchens in the Article 'Is Gallup Feeding the Hungry?' 100% of poll takers said yes, they've heard of the kitchens listed in the article.