Photo: Tony Hillderman Middle School Shooting Foiled
A school shooting plot by two sixth-graders was foiled by authorities in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A spokesperson for the Albuquerque Public Schools confirmed the plot at the Tony Hillerman Middle School that was covered when one of the students disclosed it during a counseling session.
It is being reported one of the students involved was displaying suicidal tendencies and was involved in obtaining counseling at the school. The students had plans to shoot up the school and then planned to kill themselves later this year.
The Tony Hillerman Middle School is one of 53 middle schools in Albuquerque’s public school district. The majority of students in the district are Latino and six out of 10 students qualify for free or reduced meals.
There are over 900 students attending Hillerman in grades 6 though 8th grade.