Albuquerque students plant pinwheels for child abuse prevention month

Pinwheel Garden

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A group of middle school students are trying to bring attention to child abuse.

April is child abuse prevention month. The students from Wilson Middle School near San Pedro and Gibson teamed up with Methodist Children’s Home to plant a pinwheel garden. Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse.

“If anyone passes by and sees this they can read the sign there, and they can learn and spread the word,” said Ayush Adhakari.

“We are trying to catch their eye so they can see what’s been going on around here,” said Guadalupe Tapia.

The kids planted 500 pinwheels on Tuesday. 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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