New Mexico principal placed on leave after school threat

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A southwestern New Mexico school principal has been placed on leave after authorities say a student made a threat against his school.

The Silver City Sun-News reports Silver Consolidated Schools Superintendent Audie Brown recently placed Cliff Schools principal Dean Spurgeon on administrative leave but declined to give details.

Brown told the newspaper that there’s an ongoing investigation and that there was a threat made to the school.

Grant County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Fermin Lopez confirmed that deputies are looking into a case reported by Cliff Schools after one of their students allegedly made a threat.

Lopez says the student doesn’t attend the school anymore and no charges have been filed.

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