2 Students Killed in Shooting at New Mexico High School

The shooter was also killed
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2017 1:14 PM CST
New Mexico School Shooting Leaves 2 Students Dead
Students are led out of Aztec High School after a shooting Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Aztec, N.M.   (Jon Austria /The Daily Times via AP)

A shooting at a New Mexico high school left two students dead Thursday morning, KRQE reports. Authorities say the shooter at Aztec High School in Aztec is also dead. According to the Farmington Daily Times, neither the victims nor the shooter have been identified. It's unclear if the shooter was also a student, KOB reports. The New Mexico State Police tweeted that no other injuries were reported, but the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President stated 15 others were hurt in the incident.

"Our hearts break for the victims and their families," New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a statement. "We pray for the survivors, and are grateful to the brave first responders for their heroic actions on the scene." Nearby schools were briefly locked down during the incident. Aztec Mayor Sally Burbridge says there's no additional threat to the community, CNN reports. Thursday's shooting appears to be the most serious in a New Mexico school in years. Two students were wounded in a shooting at a Roswell middle school in 2014.
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