- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

JACONITA, N.M. (AP) - Miscommunication involving military exercises by the Air National Guard at Kirtland Air Force Base caused a lockdown at Pojoaque Valley schools.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office says it received two anonymous 911 calls Wednesday that there was going to be a shooting at the high school, causing all Pojoaque schools to be placed on lockdown.

On Thursday, sheriff’s officials said two school employees who are members of the Air National Guard received automated text messages regarding an active shooter exercise. The text was sent to all base members and was misunderstood as a real threat.

Kirtland Air Force Base said in a statement Thursday saying they regret the disruption to schools and any undue alarm.


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