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Gadsden ISD decides to stay with online learning in wake of teacher’s virus death

Leo Lugo
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Chaparral High School teacher Leo Lugo.

SANTA TERESA, New Mexico -- The Gadsden Independent School District will now stay with online-only teaching for the entire fall semester due to concerns over the coronavirus.

The school board on Thursday evening approved postponing the return of students to classrooms for the rest of the semester.

Board members indicated the recent death of a teacher in their district influenced their decision to continue with remote learning and avoid having students return to classrooms.

The family of Chaparral High School teacher Leo Lugo said he died earlier this week from complications from contracting Covid-19.

The 57-year-old Lugo took ill as he was preparing his classroom for the potential return of students. He tested positive for Covid-19 and was later hospitalized and placed on a ventilator before succumbing to the virus, his family and school officials said.

Earlier Thursday, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham offered her condolences and cited Lugo's death from the virus as a reason why some school districts may not be comfortable holding in-person classes anytime soon.

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    1. What governor? She had nothing to do with closing the school but since she is handling the virus much better than Abbott, she is to be commended for her efforts. Compare positivity rates between TX and NM.

      1. You that daft? No one said she closed the school. But she took advantage of his death which is a disservice to and disrespect of the deceased man. “Earlier Thursday, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham offered her condolences and (((cited Lugo’s death from the virus))) as a reason why some school districts may not be comfortable holding in-person classes anytime soon”. The positivity rate doesn’t mean jack in a state of 2 million people versus 29 million people. But you like comparing apples to oranges. The bottom line it is the hospitalizations and mortality rate that really matters. But you are too dumb to realize that.

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