Multiple people injured after shooting at New Mexico school, reports say

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office said that there is an active shooter at Aztec High School in New Mexico.

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Several people were reportedly injured when a person opened fire at a northern New Mexico school Thursday morning.

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office told the local media about the shooting at the Aztec High School in Aztec, N. M., about 180 miles north of Albuquerque.

On Facebook, the sheriff’s office asked the people: “pay attention to the environment.”

“Aztec high School is locked down and evacuated. Avoid the area. Parents can stage 516, and Mesa Verde in the vicinity of the church to pick up their children. We will update this as we learn more,” the post said.

It was not immediately clear if the shooting happened in the school, who was suspected of firing the shots and what the condition of the wounded.

KRQE reported the suspect in custody.

Farmington Municipal Schools wrote on Facebook for all the schools in the district went into precautionary lockdown due to the incident.

“We have no reason to think that there is a threat in Farmington at this time, but we take these advance measures to secure all the schools. Your students’ safety is our primary concern,” the statement said.

In nearby Bloomfield, said the police of the local schools were also on lockdown as a precaution.

This is breaking news. Check back for more updates.

Lucia I. Suarez Sang a Reporter for Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang

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