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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.

State aims to revoke Aztec superintendent's license over teacher-student misconduct case  KRQE News 13

AZTEC, N.M. (KRQE) - State education officials are seeking to revoke the license of Aztec Municipal Schools superintendent Kirk Carpenter over how he's said ...

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

AZTEC, N.M. (KRQE) - On Friday morning, teachers, students and first responders will gather at Aztec High School remembering two innocent lives that were ...

Aztec High School marks shooting anniversary  KOB

Aztec High School marked the one year shooting anniversary Friday.

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.

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 ...

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.

'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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

Teacher recalls Aztec HS shooting in new book  KOB

An Aztec High School teacher has written a book that details what she and her students went through during last year's school shooting.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

New Mexico High School Students Mark Shooting Anniversary  U.S. News & World Report

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Students and teachers are marking the one-year anniversary of a shooting that claimed two lives at a New Mexico high school.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 shooting: Gunman disguised himself, randomly killed at school

A shooter killed two classmates at a New Mexico high school as students hid in their classrooms or in closets. The person who opened fire also died Thursday.

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.

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..

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 ...

Scenes from a day of heartbreak and questions in Aztec  Farmington Daily Times

Aztec Municipal School District Superintendent Kirk Carpenter addresses the media Thursday at the San Juan County Administration Building in Aztec after a ...

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 ...

Investigation into Aztec High School shooting could take months  Farmington Daily Times

The investigation into the Aztec High School shooting is progressing but could take months before the case is wrapped up.

Site of Aztec High School shooting gets renovation  KOB 4

"This new space is exciting for two reasons," Superintendent Kirk Carpenter said. "It is a new learning space, but it is also a great tribute to Casey and Francisco.

NPR stories feature Aztec High School students, community three months after deadly shooting  The Durango Herald

Three months after a gunman killed two students at Aztec High School, the small town just across the Colorado border is getting national media...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Several recognized by school board for actions during Aztec High School shooting  Farmington Daily Times

Aztec Municipal School District recognized dozens of local heroes for their actions during the Dec. 7 shooting at Aztec High School.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

National NPR correspondent to talk on air with KSUT about Aztec school shooting  The Durango Herald

Kirk Siegler, a national desk correspondent for National Public Radio, is making his way around our part of the country this week.

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, ...

Aztec students send hundreds of cards to school shooting survivors  KOAT Albuquerque

Aztec High School students sent hundreds of drawings, letters and cards to survivors of the Marshall County High School shooting in Kentucky and the ...

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.

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.

Bonfire will focus on healing after Aztec H.S. shooting  Farmington Daily Times

The bonfire was a request by the mother of Casey Marquez, one of two students who were fatally shot at Aztec High School on Dec. 7.

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.

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.

Emergency response seminar focuses on high school shooting  Farmington Daily Times

Kirk Carpenter, the Aztec Municipal School District superintendent, said training and preparedness saved lives during the school shooting on Dec. 7.

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.

Aztec police prepare for National Night Out  Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — Aztec Police Chief Mike Heal hopes members of the community use Tuesday's National Night Out event to come together and heal following ...

Student panel discusses school security  Albuquerque Journal

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

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 ...

Former Fremonters recall deadly N.M. school shooting  Fremont Tribune

Makenzie Rezac wasn't worried when she first heard Aztec High School was in lockdown.

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.

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.

Lawsuit claims lack of medical care for student  Farmington Daily Times

A complaint alleges Aztec High School staff failed to provide immediate medical care for injured student.

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.

Stories of heroism emerge from Aztec tragedy | KOB 4  KOB 4

On Thursday, a 21-year-old man walked into Aztec High School and fatally shot two students, in what law enforcement said Friday was a planned attack.

Aztec HS to build memorial lounge for shooting victims  KOAT Albuquerque

Aztec High School will have a new learning lounge in honor of two of its students. Casey Jordan Marquez and Francisco "Paco" Fernandez were killed last week ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Protesters want teachers armed, but districts have concerns  Albuquerque Journal

FARMINGTON, N.M. -- Protesters gathered at the Farmington school district's central office in northwest New Mexico to speak out against gun violence and ...

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.

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, ...

Farmington, Aztec students run livestream feeds  Farmington Daily Times

Farmington and Aztec students have been producing livestreams of sporting events and other school activities.

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.

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.

San Juan County school districts preparing for summer meal programs  Farmington Daily Times

San Juan County school districts are preparing to offer free meals to feed students during this summer.

December 7 Morning Rush: Rain and snow push across northeastern part of NM  KRQE News 13

Rain, snow and wintry mix showers will continue to push northeast across the state Friday morning, Snow in the higher elevations and a rain/icy mix in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Substitute Teacher, Custodian Praised for Saving Lives in Aztec Shooting  Campus Safety Magazine

A substitute teacher barricaded herself and 16 students in an office after the custodian yelled to lockdown classrooms as he pursued the active shooter.

'Don't just ignore it': NM students join thousands in DC march  KOB

Saturday is a day that will be written into history books.

Contrary to sheriff's view, New Mexico shooter had ink-marks of racist alt-right  Southern Poverty Law Center

An autopsy report on a New Mexico school shooter provides explicit details that contradict earlier statements by San Juan County Sheriff's officials who ...

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.

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.

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.

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

SANTA ANA PUEBLO — It's not actually written into the New Mexico Activities Association's mission statement, but it does appear as though the annual state ...

NM School Plans Event In Wake Of Shooting, New Santa Fe Mayor Continues Sanctuary  KUNM

New Mexico School Plans 'Walk-Up' In Wake Of Gun Violence – The Associated Press While students across the country plan walkouts to protest gun violence,

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.

Lowrider, classic cars head to Aztec for Paco Fernandez memorial  KOB 4

Marian Camacho December 15, 2017 12:35 PM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A group of lowrider and classic car owners headed to Aztec Friday to accompany the ...

San Juan College grads emphasize resiliency at commencement  Farmington Daily Times

More than 1300 San Juan College students and 125 students from New Mexico Highlands University's and University of New Mexico's Farmington programs, ...

#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.

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.

Gov. Susana Martinez: Retired officers could boost school safety  Las Cruces Sun-News

Gov. Susana Martinez suggested in a meeting with President Donald Trump that retired New Mexico officers should be put to work making schools safer.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Commencement ceremonies held at 5 high schools  Farmington Daily Times

Graduates from Aztec, Bloomfield, Newcomb, Charlie Y. Brown and the the New Mexico Virtual Academy received a diploma.

Substitute unable to lock doors during shooting  KOAT Albuquerque

Katie Potter went into Aztec High School Thursday morning, December 7, 2017 to substitute teach in a computer lab. She didn't have a key to lock the classroom.

2 guns, airsoft weapon found in vehicle of Cleveland HS student | KOB 4  KOB 4

In a letter distributed to parents of Rio Rancho Public Schools students Friday, school officials said two guns were found when a student's vehicle was searched ...

Farmington, Las Cruces papers win top Gannett awards for news coverage  Farmington Daily Times

Two newspapers in Gannett's southwest group won awards in the annual “Best of the USA TODAY NETWORK Awards,” recognizing the network's best ...

Judge tosses sex abuse case against teacher  Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — A magistrate judge ruled Thursday there was insufficient evidence to charge Aztec High School drama teacher Shane Kirkland with child ...

Silver Schools takes the proactive approach to school safety in the wake of recent school shootings  Albuquerque Journal

SILVER CITY -- In the wake of school shooting incidents, the Silver Consolidated School District has taken some steps to be proactive when it comes to safety in ...

Tigers topple Toppers 47-0 in home opener  taosnews

Nowhere to go but down is where this Los Alamos running back was headed after a wall of Taos defenders greeted the sneaky interloper during the Tigers' ...

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