Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Springer Social Worker Fired Amid Allegations.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

A female social worker who was being investigated on allegations that she sexually abused four youths at the New Mexico Boys' School in Springer has been fired from the state Children, Youth and Families Department.

"The information that we had was enough, from our perspective, to dismiss this employee," department spokeswoman Romaine Serna said Wednesday.

"Our position is that this is gross misconduct," she said. "In this case, it warranted a dismissal."

The unidentified social worker was put on administrative leave when two youths, one 17 and the other 18, on Feb. …

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