Authorities say a shooting at a high school in a small New Mexico town left two students and the suspect dead.
The two victims were students at the school police said, adding that no other injuries were reorted.
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.
Authorities said families of the victims have been notified but few details on the incident or motive were immediately known.
Aztec police chief Mike Heal told reporters that the suspect was down, without clarifying if "down" meant injured, dead or in police custody.
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The Bloomfield Police Department is asking parents to stay away from the school until further notice.
Aztec High School is a public high school in Aztec, New Mexico.
The school is located in the Four Corners region and is near the Navajo Nation, about 180 miles north of Albuquerque.
Officials posted on Facebook shortly before 9 a.m. that the school is being evacuated. Nearby schools in the area have also been put on a preventative lockdown, AP reported.