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Three people reported dead after shooting at US high school

The school in New Mexico was evacuated earlier.

Updated 5.25pm 

THREE PEOPLE ARE dead after a shooting at a high school in Aztec, New Mexico, according to authorities.

Earlier, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the school was “locked down and being evacuated“. The office advised parents to pick up their children.

Local media outlet KOB is reporting that the FBI and state police will be investigating the incident.

kob Source: KOB4/Twitter

In a separate statement, Bloomfield Police Department, also located in New Mexico, said: “We are aware that there was a shooting at Aztec High School. We do have officers located at all of the schools in Bloomfield and they are all on lockdown.

“Parents are advised to please stay away from all of the schools until further notice. No Bloomfield students are injured and the lockdowns at Bloomfield schools are precautionary at this time. Please keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers.”

Contains reporting from AP 

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