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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 ...



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 ...



FLC Softball To Return to Aspen Field This Weekend  The Indy Online

The Fort Lewis College Softball team continues to be held off from playing on their official home field but is hopeful to return to Aspen Field for a scheduled ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 High School marks shooting anniversary  KOB

Aztec High School marked the one year shooting anniversary Friday.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 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 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 ...



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 High School shooting: Gunman disguised himself, randomly killed at school  NBCNews.com

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..



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 ...



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.



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.



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, 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.



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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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 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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Aztec plans different action over violence  Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico school, still reeling from gun violence, to have 'walk up' for unity.



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 police prepare for National Night Out  Farmington Daily Times

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



Student panel discusses school security  Albuquerque Journal

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



San Juan County sheriff concerned NM gun control bill could violate constitutional rights  Farmington Daily Times

San Juan County is now a sanctuary county in terms of gun control laws. Farmington will likely follow the county's lead.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Investigators explore Aztec school shooter's online communications  KRQE News 13

Investigators are piecing together a clearer picture of the 21-year-old who gunned down two students at Aztec High School.



San Juan County high schools first in state to get panic button app  Albuquerque Journal

AZTEC -- Two San Juan County high schools will be the first in New Mexico to deploy a new system designed to rapidly report incidents that require immediate ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



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

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



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.



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.



Editorial: RRPS talks safety in gun case, hides behind privacy  Albuquerque Journal

In hindsight, it should be no surprise 19-year-old Nicholas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman High S ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



Senate bill encourages more active shooter drills  KRQE News 13

RIO RANCHO, NM (KRQE) - In response to school shootings across the nation, local lawmakers want kids to be more prepared in case it happens at their school ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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

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



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.



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.



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 ...



Longtime San Juan County sheriff ready for retirement  Farmington Daily Times

AZTEC — One of the last things left in the office of retiring San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen in late December was a pamphlet from when he ran for office ...



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 ...



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' ...



#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.



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,



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