Taos schools switch to remote learning after reported stabbing

TAOS, N.M. — Students in Taos are learning from home Tuesday after a stabbing occurred at the high school Monday.

A suspect, identified as a 27-year-old Michigan man, was arrested and charged by police for allegedly stabbing a student outside the school Monday.

Taos Interim Superintendent Valerie Trujillo says students will return to in-person learning Wednesday, with counseling services available for them.

The superintendent released a statement following the incident Monday:

“Student and staff safety is a priority and we ask that our entire school community take a moment to send thoughts of strength and recovery for our student.”

On August 18, Taos Municipal Schools was also forced to conduct remote learning as they investigated ‘a possible threat to student and staff safety’. However, no incidents were said to have happened then.

New Mexico State Police are leading the investigation into the Monday incident.

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