Lockout lifted at Rio Rancho schools after nearby police activity

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RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Rio Rancho Public Schools says all school facilities are no longer in a precautionary lockout Tuesday.

RRPS put all schools "south of Northern Boulevard" on a lockout as police pursued a suspect accused of a fatal shooting at a Rio Rancho home Tuesday.

According to RRPS Public Information Officer Melissa Perez, the situation did not involve any direct threats to the schools or any students.

Classes remained in session, even while no one was allowed onto or off the campus when the lockout was in place.

The following schools were on lockout:

  • Ernest Stapleton, Joe Harris, Maggie Cordova, MLK Jr., Puesta del Sol and Rio Rancho elementary schools
  • Eagle Ridge and Lincoln middle schools
  • Independence, Rio Rancho, Cleveland high schools
  • Rio Rancho Cyber Academy