Tag Archives: violence

School Safety Across New Mexico

March 2, 2018 – Threats on social media against schools in New Mexico have students and parents on edge right now. School districts already had procedures and safety measures in place, but many administrators are considering new investments to ensure students are safe. Gene Grant sits down this week with Michael Baker from Rio Rancho Public Schools, Officer Rob DeBuck from the Albuquerque Police Department and Paul Feist from the Soteria Group to talk about effective responses to threats and what we might look at in planning for school safety in New Mexico.

Further Reading:

APS: How We’re Addressing School Safety

Rio Rancho: Safety, Security

Santa Fe New Mexican: Superintendent: SFPS will consider armed guards at schools

National Education Association: School Safety

The Line: Keeping Kids Safe In School

February 23, 2018 – After the horrific school shooting in Florida last week, students and parents have been on edge all over the country. This week in New Mexico, threats on social media of school violence have heightened fear and caution. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss what is being done to address potential threats to schoolchildren, and what needs to happen next.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP