RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Rio Rancho Public Schools says a message sent to parents appearing to endorse a candidate for the school board was not sent by them. The district says in early August they received an Inspection of Public Records request; That request was for email addresses in their Constant Contact email system, many of whom were parents.

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Legally they were required to provide the email addresses. Thursday, the district says they learned an email was sent out with the email appearing to come from a candidate running for school board endorsing their candidacy. The district says they did not endorse any candidate saying it’s a phishing scam.