Gallup teacher apologizes for pot facebook post

Andy Gibbons Facebook Post

GALLUP, NM (KRQE) – A Gallup teacher under fire for his Facebook post about parents is now apologizing.

Andrew Gibbons, a technology teacher at Juan de Onate Elementary School, made a joke about school being cancelled today, 4/20, the unofficial pot holiday.

Gibbons’ caption for the picture said, “you know Gallup is bad when the schools are canceled just for one day because so many parents are going to be high. Haha, jk.”

Gallup Teacher Andrew Gibbons' FB Post

Parents however were not laughing.

Gibbons has now posted an apology on his Facebook page saying in part “I was raised by drug dealers and know better than most that this is something that shouldn’t even be joked about. I love you Gallup and it won’t happen again.”

The school district is still deciding if it’s going to take any action against gibbons. Parents told us an apology is all they really wanted. 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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