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Suspect, 2 students dead in New Mexico high school shooting

Suspect, 2 students dead in New Mexico high school shooting

Police told KOAT that the suspect in the shooting is dead.

San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told reporters that three people believed to be students died Thursday at Aztec High School.

The families of the victims have been notified and none of the dead have yet been identified, the Farmington Daily Times reported.

The shooting happened at Aztec High, a school with about 1,000 students near the Colorado border. Other schools in the area also were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure. Aztec is located in northwest New Mexico.

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The San Juan County Sheriff's Office said the school has been evacuated and the scene is now under control.

Deputies are asking everyone to avoid the area as emergency crews work the scene. Mike Heal, the chief of the Aztec Police Department, did not indicate whether two of the dead were students or adults.

The police department in nearby Bloomfield locked down school buildings as a precaution, according to the department's Facebook page.


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