3 people killed in New Mexico high school shooting

2 students, gunman killed in shooting at Aztec High School

By David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor
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AZTEC, N.M. - Three people were killed in a shooting Thursday at a high school in New Mexico, authorities said.

New Mexico State Police said the suspect is among the three dead. The other two people are students.

Police didn't release details about the shooter but confirmed the other two people killed at Aztec High School were students.

The school was cordoned off as deputies with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office and other police agencies cleared the buildings. Students were taken to another location.

Other schools in the area also were locked down as a precaution. Authorities said it could be a few hours before the lockdowns are lifted.

A crowd of nervous parents gathered at Aztec City Hall to wait for more information as officers tried to reassure them about the safety of their children.

State and federal authorities are investigating what led to the shooting.

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