Shooter among dead in New Mexico high school shooting - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Shooter among dead in New Mexico high school shooting

Posted: Updated:

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a New Mexico high school (all times local):
  
11:05 a.m.
  
New Mexico State Police say the suspect in a high school shooting is among the three dead.
  
Police didn't release details about the shooter but confirmed the other two people killed Thursday at Aztec High School were students.
  
The school was cordoned off as deputies with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office and other police agencies cleared the buildings. Students were taken to another location.
  
Other schools in the area also were locked down as a precaution. Authorities say it could be a few hours before the lockdowns are lifted.
  
A crowd of nervous parents gathered at Aztec City Hall to wait for more information as officers tried to reassure them about the safety of their children.
  
State and federal authorities are investigating what led to the shooting.
  
___
  
10:25 a.m.
  
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.
  
___
  
9:40 a.m.
  
Authorities are responding to a shooting at a high school in northwest New Mexico.
  
Deputies with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office told reporters that a suspect was in custody but they did not release any other information.
  
Sheriff Ken Christesen confirms the shooting at Aztec High School on Thursday morning. He did not say whether anyone had been injured or killed.
  
The school is in the Four Corners region and is near the Navajo Nation.
  
Authorities say the school was placed on lockdown and evacuated. Other schools in the area were also locked down, and authorities were setting up staging areas where parents could gather and wait for more information.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Northport lodge trashed by Eastern Washington fraternity posing as WSU bird watchers

    Northport lodge trashed by Eastern Washington fraternity posing as WSU bird watchers

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:26:57 GMT

    NORTHPORT, Wash. - A 22-year-old Eastern Washington University student is facing charges after he organized a party for his fraternity at a Northport lodge that resulted in thousands of dollars in damage. When reserving the lodge, he told the owner it was to host a Washington State University bird watchers club. 

    >>

    NORTHPORT, Wash. - A 22-year-old Eastern Washington University student is facing charges after he organized a party for his fraternity at a Northport lodge that resulted in thousands of dollars in damage. When reserving the lodge, he told the owner it was to host a Washington State University bird watchers club. 

    >>
  • Dad stabbed to death as daughter sits in lap at restaurant

    Dad stabbed to death as daughter sits in lap at restaurant

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-04-21 14:40:37 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in a random attack on a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse. Jamal Jackson, 49, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele. He was being held in Ventura County jail on a $1.5 million bail.

    >>

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in a random attack on a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse. Jamal Jackson, 49, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele. He was being held in Ventura County jail on a $1.5 million bail.

    >>
  • Police: Woman accidentally shoots and kills young daughter

    Police: Woman accidentally shoots and kills young daughter

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:50:25 GMT
    Human remains found in burned home of Idaho suspectHuman remains found in burned home of Idaho suspect

    WICKLIFFE, Ohio (AP) - Police say a 2-year-old girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her mother at a hotel outside of Cleveland.    Wickliffe police in a statement say emergency crews were called to an Econo Lodge around 11 p.m. Friday. A police officer and paramedics tried to resuscitate the girl, who was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital. 

    >>

    WICKLIFFE, Ohio (AP) - Police say a 2-year-old girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her mother at a hotel outside of Cleveland.    Wickliffe police in a statement say emergency crews were called to an Econo Lodge around 11 p.m. Friday. A police officer and paramedics tried to resuscitate the girl, who was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital. 

    >>
  • Trending

    • World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

      TOKYO (AP) - The world's oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117.    An official in the town of Kikai says Nabi Tajima died in a hospital on Saturday shortly before 8 p.m. She had been hospitalized since January.    Tajima was born on Aug. 4, 1900, and reportedly had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren.

    • Montana GOP Senate candidate says Michael Flynn will join him on the campaign

      Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is expected to hit the campaign trail. Troy Downing, who is seeking the republican nomination for US senate in Montana, said Flynn will join him "very soon". 

    • Barbara Bush Funeral: Now Streaming

      NBC affiliate KPRC is streaming the funeral of former First Lady Barbara Bush.
    • North Korea says it will suspend nuclear missile testing

      North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. 

    • No charge in Prince's opioid death

      The prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died says he's filing no criminal charges in the musician's death. 

    • Liquidation firms win bid for The Bon-Ton Stores

      The Bon-Ton Stores, which operates 260 department stores in the U.S., is expected to go out of business after two liquidation firms became the highest bidders at an auction for the bankrupt company's assets Tuesday. 

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/