2 students dead after high school shooting in New Mexico

Sheriff: Deputies called to shooting at high school in Aztec

The shooting happened at Aztec High, a school with about 1,000 students near the Colorado border. Students were taken to another location.

Authorities say three people are dead following a shooting at a New Mexico high school. He said the shooting suspect also had died but did not clarify if the suspect was included in the number of deceased.

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

"No other injuries reported", the police said.

Aztec High School is about 180 miles northwest of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Another news outlet reports that calls to Aztec police, the San Juan County Sheriff's Office, and other law enforcement agencies have not been immediately returned. "Officers are now conducting security checks at the Aztec High School". He did not say whether anyone had been injured or killed.

Per the statement, the school will be placed on lockdown for roughly "three to four hours".

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