Parents upset at lack of concern following school shooting threat

Posted at: 10/31/2012 9:41 PM
Updated at: 10/31/2012 11:06 PM
By: Maria Guerrero, KOB Eyewitness News

Some parents of students at Hoover Middle School are angry. They said officials aren't taking a shooting threat as seriously as other recent threats.

Albuquerque Public Schools said they are taking the situation seriously, but also said that the threat doesn't compare to the recent threat at Tony Hillerman school.

Parents told KOB Eyewitness News that one of the students suspended for the alleged plot was also suspended last year for making similar threats. APS cannot confirm this.

Joan Sotelo said her son has been bullied for the past month by one of the three students suspended with the alleged plan to carry out a school massacre that would river the Columbine shooting.

"We're shaken up. We're very Parents told KOB Eyewitness News that one of the students suspended for the alleged plot was also suspended last year for making similar threats. APS cannot confirm this.

Joan Sotelo said her son has been bullied for the past month by one of the three students suspended with the alleged plan to carry out a school massacre that would river the Columbine shooting.

"We're shaken up. We're very shaken. We don't know what to do," Sotelo said.

APS said five names appeared on the cryptic document. Three of the names were of Hoover students. Two were from other schools. All deny planning an attack.

Police said the threat was not credible, so school was allowed to continue.

APS called parents at 4:00 p.m. using it's phone system, but many parents that KOB spoke to had no idea what happened.

APS will decide how long the three Hoover students will be suspended. There is a sixth person who is believed to be involved, but APS hasn't been able to locate that person.