3 dead, including gunman, after New Mexico school shooting


"Thankfully our teacher always locks the door no matter what".

Students hid in their classrooms, some behind locked doors, as a suspect opened fire today inside a New Mexico high school, killing two classmates before ending up dead.

Despite the closure of all schools in Aztec, authorities said there were no other credible threats to students at the high school or other schools in the neighboring communities of Bloomfield or Farmington.

State and federal authorities are investigating what led to the shooting.

A shooting at a New Mexico high school left two students dead Thursday morning, KRQE reports.

A crowd of nervous parents gathered outside City Hall to wait for more information as officers tried to reassure them about the safety of their children. Christesen did not say if the dead included the shooter.

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The San Juan County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook that parents should pick up students at the police department.

The school is in the Four Corners region and is about a half-hour from the Navajo Nation.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Aztec High School.

Officials were working on clearing the buildings before the shooter was reported down, according to San Juan County CEO Kim Carpenter. Thursday's shooting appears to be the most serious in a New Mexico school in years.

The school was placed on lockdown as everyone was evacuated.