Threat closes McCurdy Charter School in Espanola


ESPANOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – An Espanola charter school canceled classes Wednesday because of a threat made early Wednesday morning.

It’s been more than a week since the Roswell school shooting– and police aren’t taking the threats lightly.

Right now the K-12 school would typically be buzzing with a lot of students.

Instead the only people inside the school Wednesday have been teachers and detectives.

Around 7 a.m. state police say a student told detectives a fellow classmate sent him a text warning him not to come to school.

Police say the text implied some type of threat was going to take place.

They would not get into specifics on what it said, but say it didn’t name a specific student or teacher.

Police immediately put McCurdy charter school on lockdownand the school then canceled classes.

At this point police say the student who sent the text didn’t have access to any guns.

The student has not been taken into custody.

This is the second time a threat by a student has sparked an investigation at McCurdy.

In 2008 police say a high schooler created a hit list of more than a dozen fellow classmates.

That threat was not followed through. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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