Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

At Least 3 Dead In New Mexico High School Shooting

At Least 3 Dead In New Mexico High School Shooting

Three people are dead and more than a dozen others are injured after a gunman opened fire at New Mexico's Aztec High School Thursday morning.

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

Authorities said families of the victims have been notified but few details on the incident or motive were immediately known.

The two victims were students at the school police said, adding that no other injuries were reorted.

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Other schools in the area also were locked down as a precaution. Federal agents and state police are investigating.

San Juan County Sheriffs confirm other schools in the area are on lockdown. That was confirmed shortly after by San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen.

The shooting took place at Aztec High School in Aztec, about 180 miles northwest of Albuquerque. Authorities said the school building was evacuated and the students were escorted to a safe location.

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