New Mexico school year off to deadly start amid gun violence
August 15, 2021
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's only a few days into the new school year, but New Mexico's largest district is reeling from a shooting that left one student dead and landed another in custody.
The gunfire at Washington Middle School during the lunch hour Friday marked the second shooting in Albuquerque in less than 24 hours. With the city on pace to shatter its homicide record this year, top state officials said they were heartbroken by what they described as a scourge.
"These tragedies should never occur. That they do tells us there is more work to be done," Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham sa...