UPDATE: Three Dead After Shooter Opens Fire At New Mexico High School
An active shooter has open fired at Aztec High School in Aztec, New Mexico, says San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christensen. Three people have been killed, reports CBS News.
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CBS News reports:
Authorities say three people are dead following a shooting at a New Mexico high school.
San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told reporters that three people believed to be students died Thursday at Aztec High School. He says the shooter was also dead but didn’t say if the suspect was among the three.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the shooting happened inside the school, who was suspected of firing the shots, or what condition the wounded were in.
San Juan County Sheriff’s Lt. Kyle Lincoln told CBS affiliate KRQE that law enforcement are clearing the building and searching the school.
The New Mexico State Police were taking over the investigation.
Bloomfield Police Department posted the following statement to Facebook: “We are aware that there is an active shooter at Aztec High School. We do have officers located at all of the schools in Bloomfield and they are all on lockdown. Parents are advised to please stay away from all of the schools until further notice. There will be a live update at 9:15am at Bishop’s Square. Please keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers.”