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Aztec High School English teacher killed in car crash, another injured  Farmington Daily Times

Aztec Municipal School District says English teacher Amy Huaman was killed in a car crash and fellow teacher Cynthia Mortensen was severely injured.

Aztec High School grads honored in Fred Cook Stadium  Farmington Daily Times

About 175 graduates from Aztec High School celebrated during a commencement ceremony on May 24 at the Fred Cook Memorial Stadium.

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 ...

'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 ...

Aztec High School marks shooting anniversary  KOB

Aztec High School marked the one year shooting anniversary Friday.

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 ...

2 students killed, shooter dead after Aztec High School shooting  Farmington Daily Times

AZTEC — Two Aztec High School students were shot to death Thursday morning by a gunman who later died at the scene, county authorities said. Senior Casey ...

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.

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.

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 ...

New law forces NM schools to add new safety drills, active shooter preparedness  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Schools across New Mexico will ring in the new school year with new requirements from the state forcing students to be ...

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 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.

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 ...

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.

Teachers explain terrifying moments shooter enters Aztec High  KOAT Albuquerque

Newly released audio recordings shed light on the terrifying moments an armed man entered Aztec High School last December. Advertisement. According 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 ...

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 ...

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..

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 ...

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, ...

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.

Summer meal programs underway in county school districts  Farmington Daily Times

San Juan County schools districts are preparing their summer meal programs for hungry children.

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 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 ...

‘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.

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 ...

Aztec High student records school shooting  KOAT Albuquerque

Aztec High School Freshman Heaven Hughes took out her phone once and recorded her class being put on lock down. ​In the video, you can hear gunshots ...

Aztec High School shooting victim remembered as happy, service oriented  Farmington Daily Times

A poem the 17-year-old girl wrote was read during a funeral *service* for Casey Jordan Marquez.

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 ...

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 ...

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

Meg Hilling February 28, 2018 05:31 PM. AZTEC, N.M. -- Deep wounds reopened at Aztec High School Wednesday as the school works to process a shooting ...

Aztec mayor could throw his hat into the ring for the Congressional District 3 seat  Farmington Daily Times

Victor Snover has been a controversial figure as the Aztec mayor. Now he is exploring a run for the Congressional District 3 seat.

Hearing officer: Aztec superintendent should keep license  Albuquerque Journal

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

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, 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.

After A Deadly Shooting, School Moves On But The Trauma Remains  NPR

Three months on, even the smallest things at Aztec High School – a slam of a locker door – still put students on edge. And some feel hurt that the shooting ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Aztec High School open for 'Aztec Strong' this week; students to return to class Monday  Farmington Daily Times

Classes will resume at Aztec High School on Monday, Dec. 18. All other schools in Aztec have normal school schedules this this week.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

Two Dead In Home With 'Signs Of Trauma', New Mexico School Marks Year Since Deadly Shooting  KUNM

Two Dead In Home With 'Signs Of Trauma' – Associated Press Albuquerque police say a homicide investigation is underway after officers conducting a welfare.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Aztec set for National Night Out event  Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — The Aztec Police Department is preparing for its 17th annual National Night Out event, which brings in vendors from around San Juan County ...

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 ...

Community commits to being 'Aztec Strong  KOAT Albuquerque

School faculty, students, and their parents came together at the Animas Valley Church Sunday, December 10, 2017 for a special *service* honoring the victims of ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

San Juan County Commission appoints new county manager  Farmington Daily Times

AZTEC — San Juan County Commission Chairwoman Margaret McDaniel teared up Tuesday as she thanked outgoing County Executive Officer Kim Carpenter ...

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.

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.

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.

School Shootings List in Twenty Years Since Columbine: 240 and Counting  Westword

Twenty years ago tomorrow, on April 20, 1999, two seniors at Columbine High School killed twelve students and a teacher before taking their own lives in an ...

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.

AG directs sheriffs, chiefs to enforce law  Albuquerque Journal

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

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.

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.

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.

PHOTOS: 3 dead after shooting at Aztec High  KOAT Albuquerque

Photos from Thursday's deadly shooting. Recommended. WATCH: Someone put a TV on their head and left old tube TVs on more than 50 doorsteps.

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 ...

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.

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. State lawmakers are pushing four bills they hope will help ...

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.

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.

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 ...

What police found in the Aztec shooter's home  KOAT Albuquerque

Police have released an inventory list of what they found when they executed a search warrant at the home of Aztec High School shooter William Atchison.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Aztec man publishes Crow Canyon trail guide  Farmington Daily Times

A retired teacher who dedicated his time to studying Diné petroglyphs has published a guide to the Crow Canyon rock art.

Mayor with gun protests high security at New Mexico Capitol  Santa Fe New Mexican

All Nathan Dial wanted was a piece of paper explaining the rules. The semi-automatic pistol he wore on his right hip might have delayed a response to his ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

New Mexico town on long road to recovery after shooting  Albuquerque Journal

FARMINGTON, N.M. -- Residents of a rural New Mexico town say they have worked hard to define a new normal following a December school shooting in their ...

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.

McCaskill family bonds through basketball  Farmington Daily Times

Aztec's Robert McCaskill has found a balance between being a single father and a basketball coach to his two daughters, Lady Tigers starting players Myra and ...

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