Police responding to shooting at New Mexico high school

08 December, 2017, 02:05 | Author: Diane Mills
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Authorities say two students and a gunman are dead after a shooting at Aztec High School in northwestern New Mexico.

As the noise got louder and closer, school officials warned over the intercom system that it wasn't a drill.

New Mexico State Police said the two people killed were students at the high school in Aztec, NM.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that according to San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen, three people, believed to be students, are dead.

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The school of about 900 students was cordoned off as authorities cleared the campus and teens were taken to another location where they could be reunited with their parents.

The Bloomfield Police Department is asking parents to stay away from the school until further notice. Federal agents and state police are investigating. It was also unclear from the report whether the three were injured or killed. Other schools in the area also were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.

The city of Aztec is located in the northwest corner of New Mexico and has a population of almost 7,000 people.

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