Albuquerque Public Schools

$80M Judgment Awarded In Sand Suffocation Death

A judge has awarded nearly $80 million to the family of a New Mexico woman who died in 2002 when a tractor-trailer struck her car and buried it in sand, suffocating the woman as teachers and students at a nearby school frantically tried to dig her out.


A 13-year-old New Mexico boy was handcuffed for burping during his PE class. (credit: ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Suit Filed After New Mexico Teen Cuffed For Burping In Class

A 13-year-old New Mexico boy was handcuffed and hauled off to a juvenile detention for burping in class, according to a lawsuit filed against an Albuquerque school principal, a teacher and school police officer.