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Santa Fe educators and students face unsettling reality


December 14, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Ray Griffin still recalls his reaction to the news that a colleague had been wounded during a shooting spree 30 years ago at a private school in Arizona.

"Some kid went in his office and shot him, but he lived," said Griffin, principal of Turquoise Trail Charter School in Santa Fe. "But it was such an anomaly, an outlier conversation. Nobody could believe it happened."

Since then, Griffin said, it seems that every week he reads or hears about another shooting — often in schools.

Last week, it was Aztec High School, where three students died after gunfire erupted. O...

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