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Why is the Albuquerque public school system tweeting about LGBTQ rights?

Political retweets from the official Twitter account of Albuquerque Public Schools are coming under fire from the New Mexico Public Education Department.

The recent retweets that have since been deleted invited residents to a campaign event for a Democratic mayoral candidate, urged residents to oppose the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch and called for the support of LGBTQ rights in North Carolina.

Albuquerque Public Schools spokeswoman Monica Armenta says the retweets likely came from her and were “an honest mistake.” Armenta says she thought she was retweeting from her personal account and deleted them once she realized the error.

PED spokeswoman Amy Hasenberg says it was disappointing the district would use taxpayer dollars to spread political messages.

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