Damaged areas of Aztec High to be renovated and dedicated to shooting victims | KOB 4
Advertisement

Damaged areas of Aztec High to be renovated and dedicated to shooting victims

The Associated Press
December 14, 2017 07:00 AM

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) - The areas of a New Mexico high school damaged during a shooting rampage will be renovated and dedicated to the memory of two classmates who were killed.

Advertisement

School District Superintendent Kirk Carpenter announced the plans for Aztec High School on Wednesday. He says the classroom area will be turned into an open-learning common space with portable computer carts, charging stations and other teaching tools.

Officials plan to use some school funding, but supporters in the community also have set up an online fundraising page to help with construction costs.

The Dec. 7 shooting took the lives of Casey Jordan Marquez and Francisco "Paco" Fernandez. Authorities say evidence indicates the gunman, 21-year-old William Atchison, carefully planned the attack but did not specifically target Marquez or Fernandez.

Memorial services for the victims are scheduled later this week.

Credits

The Associated Press

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement


Relay Media Amp

Advertisement


Advertisement




Teens charged with violent crimes also linked to drive-by

Caleb James leaves KOB to find 'The Greatest of Us'

APD: One dead, one wounded in SW Albuquerque shooting

APD arrests 22-year-old rape suspect

Ex-UNM basketball staffer indicted on embezzlement charge