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Book gives teacher’s account of Aztec High School shooting  KRQE News 13

On Friday morning, teachers, students and first responders will gather at Aztec High School remembering two innocent lives that were taken much too soon in a ...

State Police arrest ex-AHS teacher who admitted sexual contact with students  Farmington Daily Times

State Police investigators today arrested a former Aztec High School teacher who admitted to several unlawful sexual relationships with students.

Aztec High School marks shooting anniversary  KOB

Aztec High School marked the one year shooting anniversary Friday.

New 911 calls reveal terrifying situation during Aztec High School shooting  KOAT Albuquerque

New pictures, 911 calls, and interviews reveal the terrifying situation police encountered following the Aztec High School shooting on Dec. 7.

State clears Aztec Superintendent in case of reporting teacher misconduct  KRQE News 13

The New Mexico school superintendent who was under fire for how he handled a sexual misconduct investigation into a teacher is now in the clear, according to ...

Book Honors the Two Students Killed in the Aztec High School Shooting  KRQE News 13

It is an absolute tragedy when a school shooting happens, and unfortunately, the number of these incidents have started to increase over the years, even ...

'Our new normal': Aztec grappling with high school shooting aftermath four months later  Farmington Daily Times

The community of Aztec is still recovering from a Dec. 7 school shooting that left two 17-year-old students and a 21-year-old shooter dead and the small town ...

Father: Aztec high shooter visited 'neo-Nazi' websites  Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — New details from the Aztec High School shooting investigation were revealed in a lengthy incident report issued by the San Juan County ...

PED seeks to revoke Aztec superintendent's licenses  Farmington Daily Times

The state is seeking to revoke the licenses of Aztec Superintendent Kirk Carpenter for not reporting sexual misconduct incidents involving a teacher.

2 students, suspect dead following shooting at Aztec High School  KOB 4

New Mexico State Police say two students are dead following a shooting Thursday morning at Aztec High School in Aztec.

Aztec High School shooting: 2 slain students identified  CNN

Two students were killed in a shooting Thursday at Aztec High School in Aztec, New Mexico, state police said on their verified Twitter account, and the suspected ...

Aztec superintendent appeals decision seeking license revocation  Farmington Daily Times

Aztec Superintendent Kirk Carpenter denies allegations levied by the state education department that he failed to report sexual misconduct incidents.

Aztec superintendent to keep educator license  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Aztec Municipal School District Superintendent Kirk Carpenter will keep his educator license after a state Public Education ...

Aztec school shooter reached out to other school shooters, planned killings online  Farmington Daily Times

The man who killed two students at Aztec High School on Dec. 7 contacted other school shooters and planned the shooting using an online video game.

Shooting victims mourned by family members, friends  Farmington Daily Times

Casey Marquez and Francisco "Paco" Fernandez were killed in Thursday's Aztec High School shooting.

One year later, Aztec on road to recovery from shooting  Albuquerque Journal

FARMINGTON – Mental health professionals are sharing coping strategies as Aztec Municipal School District employees are taking steps to help survivors and ...

Aztec's Jocelyn Ulrich signs with UNM softball  Farmington Daily Times

AZTEC — Aztec softball player Jocelyn Ulrich could bring a lot of power to the University of New Mexico's offense after signing her letter of intent Wednesday to ...

Aztec High School shooter had swastika marking on his leg  Farmington Daily Times

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The gunman in the Aztec High School shooting had no drugs or alcohol in his system the day of the December rampage and an ...

Aztec High requests 'no noisemakers' at graduation ceremony  KRQE News 13

Aztec High School is asking everyone who attends next month's graduation, not to bring noisemakers to the ceremony.

Farmington Habitat for Humanity chapter acquires lots in Aztec neighborhood  Farmington Daily Times

Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity volunteer and former board member Frank Hayes takes a look around one of the three lots the organization recently purchased in ...

Aztec High school unveils new lounge as tribute to shooting victims  Farmington Daily Times

Aztec High School students and staff returned on Wednesday to a new learning commons that replaced the classrooms affected by the Dec. 7 shooting.

Aztec High shooter visited 'neo-Nazi' websites, father says  Albuquerque Journal

FARMINGTON – New details from the Aztec High School shooting investigation were revealed in a lengthy incident report issued by the San Juan County ...

Aztec High School students, staff head back to class  KOB 4

Aztec High School students and staff to return to class Monday.

School districts launch anonymous tip system  Albuquerque Journal

AZTEC -- Middle and high school students across San Juan County learned how to identify possible life-threatening or nonlife-threatening behavior that could ...

Aztec graduates celebrate end of high school career  Farmington Daily Times

AZTEC — The public education of Aztec High School's 2018 graduates came full circle before their graduation ceremony on Friday at Fred Cook Memorial ...

Student charged with attempted murder after gunshot at New Mexico high school  Las Cruces Sun-News

RIO RANCHO - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy suspected of opening fire inside a New Mexico high school is being charged with three counts of attempting to ...

First responders honored during Aztec High School's winter assembly  Farmington Daily Times

Aztec High School spent most of its winter assembly recognizing first responders who responded to the Dec. 7 school shooting in Aztec, N.M..

Motive in Aztec, New Mexico high school shooting a mystery  CBS News

AZTEC, N.M. -- Heaven Angelica Hughes and her classmates heard loud noises coming from the hallway just before bullets began flying through the window, ...

Site of Aztec High School shooting gets renovation  KOB 4

Meg Hilling January 04, 2018 10:22 PM. AZTEC, N.M. -- A New Mexico community is ready for a new start after last month's deadly shooting at Aztec High ...

Aztec, Kirtland discuss gun control measures  Farmington Daily Times

Aztec pulled a resolution supporting a gun control bill while Kirtland passed a resolution opposing gun control.

Hearing officer: Aztec superintendent should keep license  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — PED's investigation called 'inaccurate at best, containing many false statements'

‘She left my class 10 seconds before’  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Teacher struggles after death of student with whom he was having a relationship.

Aztec plans different action over violence  Albuquerque Journal

While students across the country plan walkouts to protest gun violence, teens at a New Mexico high school still reeling from a deadly shooting in December ...

New Mexico school marks year since deadly shooting  Santa Fe New Mexican

AZTEC — Friday marked a year since a 21-year-old gunman entered Aztec High School and fatally shot two students — Francisco “Paco” Fernandez and Casey ...

Hearing officer: Notice filed against Carpenter should be dismissed  Farmington Daily Times

A hearing officer recommends dismissing an action seeking to revoke Aztec Municipal School District Superintendent Kirk Carpenter's state licenses.

San Juan County, N.M., Schools Adopt Panic Button App  Government Technology

Two schools in the county began using the Rave Panic Button smartphone application, which allows users to report dangerous situations like fires, medical ...

Thank you cards collected for Aztec High School staff, first responders after shooting  Farmington Daily Times

After the school shooting, an Aztec businesswoman collected cards and messages of appreciation for first responders and Aztec High School staff.

AG unveils active shooter technology at two New Mexico high schools  KRQE News 13

Two New Mexico schools are getting a new tool to better respond to emergencies, including potential school shooters.

Relatives of shooter react to Aztec school shooting  KOAT Albuquerque

In newly released interviews, the Aztec High School shooter, William Atchison's family reacts to the news their relative was the shooter of the incident.

Grappling with kinship  Navajo Times

AZTEC, N.M.. Isaac Thomas, Ian Thomas, and Zakk Thomas might look very similar, but once all three hit the wrestling mat, they couldn't be more different.

Student arrested for threat at Aztec High, the site of 2017 shooting  KOB 4

"There was a young man that made a threat to basically do a shooting with a gun," Aztec School District Superintendent Kirk Carpenter said.

Racial motive disputed in Aztec High shooting  KOB 4

An Alabama-based organization known for tracking hate crimes included William Atchison, of Aztec, on a list of 13 assailants that the nonprofit says had been ...

Aztec shooting heroes honored by state lawmakers  Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — A custodian and a substitute teacher at Aztec High School whose actions saved lives during the Dec. 7 school shooting were recognized by ...

School grades up, down for San Juan County schools  Farmington Daily Times

Some San Juan County schools had large improvements in their school grades while area superintendents are looking to support under-performing schools.

NM principal joins school shootings network  Albuquerque Journal

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the days after a teenager shot and killed three fellow students at Ohio's Chardon High School in 2012, then-principal Andy Fetchik ...

Tears, hope in Washington for Aztec survivors  Albuquerque Journal

WASHINGTON – After traveling 2,000 miles from Aztec, N.M., to Washington, D.C., and wading through thousands of people to reach the perimeter of the ...

Autopsy: Aztec shooter had swastika, other writing on body  KOB 4

Kassi Nelson February 19, 2018 05:13 PM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Office of the Medical Investigator released the autopsy report of the Aztec High School ...

Student panel discusses school security  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Participants emphasize need for mental health services, communication.

School homicides have become more common and more deadly, CDC data show  Los Angeles Times

Between 2004 and 2016, school homicides in the U.S. claimed 423 lives, CDC researchers found. That's roughly the seating capacity of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet.

Pay It 4ward: Aztec High custodian called a hero after shooting  KOB 4

While most in the school hunkered down, one man ran toward the danger. He alerted staff and updated police on the shooter's location.

Autopsy: Aztec school shooter had swastika, 'SS' markings  Las Cruces Sun-News

ALBUQUERQUE - A gunman in a deadly New Mexico school shooting last year had no drugs or alcohol in his system the day of the rampage and an autopsy ...

Former Aztec High student sues district after 'malicious, public humiliation' in tossed sex abuse case  Farmington Daily Times

A former Aztec High School student filed a complaint against the Aztec Municipal School District after a sex abuse case was dismissed against a teacher in ...

Aztec boys return to their home court after shooting  Farmington Daily Times

AZTEC — While the Aztec boys basketball team lost 49-34 tonight against Piedra Vista, coach Matthew Steinfeldt said the Tigers won just by returning to the ...

Bloomfield schools cope with recent suicides  Albuquerque Journal

BLOOMFIELD -- The tight-knit Bloomfield community is struggling to come to terms with the deaths of two children who died by suicide within the last few weeks.

San Juan County sheriff concerned NM gun control bill could violate constitutional rights  Albuquerque Journal

FARMINGTON -- The San Juan County Commission put the county firmly on record Tuesday as a Second Amendment sanctuary county, and Wednesday ...

Aztec police prepare for National Night Out  Farmington Daily Times

The Aztec Police Deparment is hosting its National Night Out event Tuesday in Minium Park.

FBI didn’t link online posts to Atchison until after Aztec school shooting  Albuquerque Journal

AZTEC -- Aztec Police Chief Mike Heal said the FBI did not provide the city police department with information about William Atchison's online activity prior to the ...

Why Some Educators In New Mexico Are Calling For Teachers To Be Armed  NPR

A school shooting in rural New Mexico has opened a debate over whether teachers in schools in the town of Aztec should be armed.

Local school boards talk grad requirements  Farmington Daily Times

School boards in Aztec, Bloomfield and Farmington discussed making changes to graduation requirements, including attendance requirements.

For the first time, the girls have their own stage  Albuquerque Journal

AZTEC – A few of the Albuquerque metro area's finest in girls wrestling not only got their t ...

Armed School Guards And Too Few Counselors Spark Concerns In Rio Rancho  KUNM

School districts in New Mexico have options when it comes to trying to protect students and staff from violence. Rio Rancho Public Schools recently rolled.

Hundreds graduate from Bloomfield, CYB, Kirtland Central, Aztec  Farmington Daily Times

Several hundred more high school seniors from across the Four Corners received their diplomas in graduation ceremonies on Friday.

When Sheriffs Say No: Disputes Erupt Over Enforcing New Gun Laws  The New York Times

Around the nation, local sheriffs and others have pushed back against new gun restrictions. “This is just a gun-grab measure,” said one New Mexico sheriff.

San Juan County Commission appoints new county manager  Farmington Daily Times

Mike Stark will be taking over as county manager following Kim Carpenter's retirement.

PHOTOS: Candlelight vigil for Aztec High School shooting  WBIR-TV

01 / 14. A candlelight vigil was held at a park in Aztec, New Mexico at 6 pm, Thursday, December 7, 2017, after three people were shot to death at the local high ...

Aztec teacher charged with molesting student  Farmington Daily Times

A 22-year-old drama teacher at Aztec High School has been charged with molesting a 15-year-old male student.

AG directs sheriffs, chiefs to enforce law  Albuquerque Journal

SANTA FE, N.M. — Balderas warns of potential liability if new gun statute is ignored.

Aztec team wins top honors in trap shooting league  Farmington Daily Times

A team of Aztec High School students this spring dominated the first season of a new statewide clay target league.

Newcomers seize leadership positions in city of Aztec  Farmington Daily Times

The newly elected commissioners teamed up to appoint Victor Snover as mayor and Rosalyn Fry as mayor pro-tem.

New Mexico sheriffs fight gun bills with ‘sanctuary county’ resolutions  Las Cruces Sun-News

The counties that this week declared themselves Second Amendment “sanctuaries” include Quay, Union, Curry and Socorro.

Bill to raise penalty for school threats blocked  New Mexico Political Report

The divide over how best to punish those who threaten to commit violence in schools widened Thursday, as a panel of Democrats blocked a bill to make the ...

20 Years After Columbine, Principals Form Network to Cope With Shootings  Education Week

The group of 17 principals—all of them who had gunfire injure or kill people in their schools—aims to be a pro-active source of support and advice for school ...

Aztec High unveils renovated space following deadly shooting  KRQE News 13

Aztec High School is newly renovated after being the scene of a deadly shooting last month.

Daily Times staff wins General Excellence, 10 other NMPA journalism awards  Farmington Daily Times

The Farmington Daily Times took home 11 individual and staff awards Saturday in the New Mexico Press Association's 2018 Better Newspaper Contest.

What do you see? Mysterious image spotted from Aztec memorial bonfire  KOAT Albuquerque

A mysterious image was spotted from a memorial bonfire held for the victims of the tragic Aztec shooting.

One-year-old suffers abuse-related stroke  Navajo Times

WNDOW ROCK. A one-year-old boy from Aztec, New Mexico, is recovering from a stroke allegedly caused by his abusive father. Quentin Mitchell, 35, of Aztec, ...

Shane Ferrari sworn in as San Juan County sheriff  Farmington Daily Times

Newly elected county officials were sworn in during a ceremony in Aztec.

Local students earn citizenship awards from DAR chapter  Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — Several local high school students have received Good Citizen awards from the Desert Gold Chapter of the Daughters of the American ...

New Mexico legislators get ideas for school safety spending  Santa Fe New Mexican

A survey of districts found many already use security cameras and key card access, but far fewer have bulletproof windows, gates or bollards.

Aztec shooter's internet rants not a crime  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — William Atchison's postings about guns, blacks, LGBT people were offensive but not criminal.

Graduation ceremonies held throughout Four Corners this week  Farmington Daily Times

High school seniors throughout the Four Corners will celebrate finishing high school this week in graduation ceremonies.

Aztec residents can elect three City Commissioners  Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — Aztec residents will have a chance to select three City Commissioners during the elections Tuesday. The candidates are running in three ...

Candidates For New Mexico Governor Offer Very Different Views On Gun Control, Public Safety  KRWG

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two candidates for governor of New Mexico are offering starkly different visions on issues of gun control and public safety in a.

Active Shooter Training Planned for Española Middle School Parents  Rio Grande Sun

Española Middle School was put on a lockdown on Feb. 13, the fourth lockdown since Española School District students returned from Christmas break on Jan.

Potential for crisis situation illustrated in case of Farmington man seeking help  Farmington Daily Times

A Farmington police officer describes the department's efforts to deal with and assist a man who has made alarming threats of violence.

Los Alamos beats Aztec, will face familiar foe Albuquerque Academy  Santa Fe New Mexican

Los Alamos scored three times in the second half of its 4-0 shutout of Aztec.

New Mexico School Shooter Had Secret Life on Pro-Trump White-Supremacy Sites  The Daily Beast

For years before William Edward Atchison killed two students and himself, he lived a shadow life online—one full of crude alt-right memes and praise for school ...

Some counties exempting sheriffs from any new gun control laws  Albuquerque Journal

A handful of rural counties in New Mexico are passing resolutions saying they will not require their sheriffs to enforce a sweeping slate of gun control proposals ...

Police: Farmington student wrote note about school shooting  Albuquerque Journal

FARMINGTON, N.M. -- A northwestern New Mexico high school student is facing charges after writing a threatening message about a school shooting. Police ...

Stinson named wrestling assistant coach of the year  Farmington Daily Times

Aztec assistant coach Herb Stinson has been named the Assistant Coach of the Year for New Mexico by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

#AztecStrong spirit builds momentum  KOB 4

All along Main Avenue in Aztec, ribbons of orange and black blew in the wind Friday. This small town is #AztecStrong.

Graduates from Career Prep, Rocinante, Vista Nueva celebrated  Farmington Daily Times

More than 140 seniors in Aztec, Farmington and Shiprock received their high school diplomas in graduation ceremonies on Tuesday evening.

Legislators to introduce multiple school safety bills  KRQE News 13

School safety is on the mind of multiple legislators leading into the legislative session in January.

Senate bill encourages more active shooter drills  KRQE News 13

In response to school shootings across the nation, local lawmakers want kids to be more prepared in case it happens at their school.

NM students demand action, join national school safety movement  KOB 4

The students, who themselves suffered a horrific school shooting back in December that took the lives of two classmates, hosted a "walk up" event Wednesday.

PHOTOS: 3 dead after shooting at Aztec High  KOAT Albuquerque

Photos from Thursday's deadly shooting. Recommended. Heartwarming in all the right ways, these are the people who inspired us this week · Today in History ...

Family, friends remember Casey Jordan at memorial service  KRQE News 13

She was always smiling- that's how Casey Jordan, one of the victims of the Aztec high school shooting is being remembered.

Legislative roundup, Feb. 7, 2019 | Legislature | New Mexico Legislative Session  Santa Fe New Mexican

Days left in session: 37. Heralding hope: Citing sobering statistics about the abuse and neglect of children in the state of New Mexico, Attorney General Hector ...

The Fence Post obituary: Willo Jean Baird  Fence Post

Willo Jean Baird, 86Sept. 8, 1932 - Nov. 25, 2018Las Cruces, N.M.Willo Jean Baird was born at home in Pedernal, N.M., on Sept. 8, 1932. Her parents were ...

Schools await governor's approval to fund school security projects  Farmington Daily Times

Four Corners school districts seek state grant funding for school security improvement projects, pending Gov. Susana Martinez's signature.

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