Sheriff: 3 dead in New Mexico school shooting

Shooting at Aztec High School in Aztec New Mexico (Report It Submission: Samantha Gurule)

AZTEC, N.M. (KRQE / AP) – Authorities say three people are dead following a shooting at a New Mexico high school.

San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told reporters that three people believed to be students died Thursday at Aztec High School. He says the shooter also was dead but didn’t say if the suspect was among the three.

Authorities said they had cleared all the buildings at the school and that students were boarding buses to another location where they could be reunited with their parents.

Deputies with the sheriff’s office and surrounding police departments responded to the school after reports of a shooting. Federal agents and state police are investigating.

The school is in the Four Corners region and is near the Navajo Nation.

Bloomfield and Farmington High Schools are also on preventative lockdown. All students faculty and staff are accounted for.