ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a student at a Roswell school, where a 12-year-old boy opened fire in the gym, has been arrested after he wrote a threatening message directed at one of the shooting victims. Chaves County Sheriff's Lt. Mike Herrington told KOB-TV on yesterday that a Berrendo Middle School eighth-grader admitted to writing "I will finish off Nathaniel on 9-2-14" on a bathroom wall. Nathaniel Tavarez is still recovering from injuries he suffered in the January shooting and is still a student there.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - The first school in a newly created education network that focuses on New Mexico's Native American communities is set to open this week in Shiprock. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the Dream Dine Charter School will open its doors Tuesday behind the Shiprock Chapter House. Officials say the school is starting out with two kindergarten classes and one first-grade class. They plan to add a grade each school year with the last being eighth grade.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has dismissed a tribal leader's appeal of a lower court decision that allowed his colleagues to put him on administrative leave. The Farmington Daily Times reported yesterday that the court dismissed the appeal of Navajo Nation Council Speaker Johnny Naize on Aug. 22 because he did not file required paperwork in time. According to the two-page ruling, the lower court record and transcripts of the proceedings were never submitted before the Aug. 18 deadline.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A man who alleges he was beaten by a corrections officer while at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center has filed a federal lawsuit, saying his civil rights were violated. The Farmington Daily Times reports that 31-year-old Crandell Martin says his right to due process was violated while and he was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment. Surveillance video shows then-Officer John Robins slamming Martin's head into a brick wall July 2 while booking him into the detention center for a probation violation.
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