Suspect, 2 students dead in New Mexico high school shooting

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.

"Updated information: 1 suspect shooter is deceased. 2 students are deceased. No other injuries reported," state police said in a tweet Thursday.

Police have not yet publicly identified the shooter or the two students who were killed at Aztec High School in northwestern New Mexico.

San Juan Sheriff's Office Capt. Brice Current said the families of the shooting victims have been notified.

Students and staff were cleared from the campus as police searched the school room by room.

The school was placed on lockdown as everyone was evacuated. 

"Aztec High School is locked down and being evacuated," the San Juan County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook. "Please avoid the area."

The school is in the Four Corners region and is about a half-hour from the Navajo Nation. Aztec, a community with fewer than 6,000 residents, is about 16 miles northeast of Farmington, N.M.

Aztech High School students were taken to another area to meet their parents.

Other schools in the area also were locked down, and authorities were setting up staging areas where parents could gather and wait for more information.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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