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Police: Farmington student wrote note about school shooting

FARMINGTON, N.M. — A northwestern New Mexico high school student is facing charges after writing a threatening message about a school shooting.

Police say a 16-year-old Piedra Vista High School student was arrested this week after staff found the handwritten message in a boys’ bathroom.

The student was detained following a review of security footage outside the bathroom.

Farmington police spokeswoman Georgette Allen says officers found no evidence the suspect was planning a school shooting.

The student is being charged with four counts of criminal damage to property and one count of “disrupting the educational process.”

The arrest came a month after a 21-year-old man secretly came on to the campus of Aztec High School in nearby Aztec, New Mexico, and fatally shot two students before shooting himself.


Information from: The Daily Times,