Two teenagers are dead following a horrific shooting at Aztec High School in northern New Mexico.
Fox News reports that several more students sustained unspecified injuries and the gunman is dead as well, although whether he died by suicide or police is unknown at this point.
Law enforcement said Aztec High School, which is located in the Four Corners region and near the Navajo Nation, has been evacuated after it went into lockdown.
A law enforcement official and a Navajo Nation spokesman said more than a dozen were injured, however it was unclear how they were injured.
“It’s tragic when our children are harmed in violent ways especially on school campuses. We express our condolences to those families who have been harmed,” Russell Begaye, president of the Navajo Nation, said in a press release.
No additional information was provided on the condition of those who were injured, KOB reported.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the shooting happened inside the school or who was suspected of firing the shots.
Press Release from #NavajoNation President's Office: NAVAJO NATION WILL DEFEND BEARS EARS
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Police are advising locals to steer clear of the area surrounding the school, and authorities have notified parents of the evacuated school where their children have been relocated to pick them up.
All schools in the Farmington Municipal district were put on lockdown as a precautionary measure, as did nearby Bloomfield schools. A Farmington statement assured parents and residents that “We have no reason to think there is any threat in Farmington at this time.”
Many details are sure to follow in the coming days, which TFPP will be sure to follow. For now, we would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to all the victims and their families and loved ones as they grieve and struggle through this tragedy.