A Lesson in Liberty at Aztec High
acrylic on polymer clay, wood, wire, paper
box 13 x 6 x 3 inches
standing figures approximately 2¼ inches high
William Atchison shot and killed Casey Jordan Marquez and Francisco Fernandez on the morning of December 7, 2017. This lesson in liberty occurred at Aztec High School in New Mexico; Mr. Atchison entered the school disguised as a student. Thomas Hill, the school custodian, raised an alarm about the lesson, and Katie Potter, a substitute teacher, barricaded many students in an office. Mr. Atchison concluded the lesson by committing suicide.