New Mexico Statutes Chapter 22. Public Schools § 22-13-14. Emergency drills;  requirement

A. An emergency drill shall be conducted in each public and private school of the state at least once each week during the first four weeks of the school year.  During the first four weeks of the school year, each school shall conduct one shelter in place drill that includes preparation to respond to an active shooter, one evacuation drill and two fire drills.  During the rest of the school year, each school shall conduct at least four more emergency drills, at least two of which shall be fire drills.  It shall be the responsibility of the person in charge of a school to carry out the provisions of this section.

B. In locations where a fire department is maintained, a member of the fire department shall be requested to be in attendance during the emergency drills for the purpose of giving instruction and constructive criticism.

C. The department shall determine penalties for any person failing to meet the provisions of this section.


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