2 students dead after high school shooting in New Mexico

Frederick Owens
December 8, 2017

"Thankfully our teacher always locks the door no matter what".

Two students were killed during a shooting at a New Mexico high school before the shooter also was killed, New Mexico State Police confirmed Thursday. "No other injuries reported", state police said in a tweet Thursday. Nearby schools were briefly locked down during the incident.

Local and federal authorities are investigating what led to the shooting and did not immediately release any details about the circumstances.

Authorities say two students and a gunman are dead after a shooting at Aztec High School in northwestern New Mexico. Christesen did not say if the dead included the shooter.

The school of about 900 students was cordoned off as authorities cleared the campus and teens were taken to another location. "They are in our thoughts and prayers", state police said in a statement on social media.

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Map showing where Aztec High School in New Mexico is located.

The school is in the Four Corners region and is about a half-hour from the Navajo Nation.

Deputies with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office told reporters that a suspect was in custody but they did not release any other information. It's unclear if the shooter was also a student, KOB reports.

Police asked parents to stay away from the school, which was placed on lockdown.

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