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Another School Shooting

There has been a shooting at Aztec High School in northwestern New Mexico.  Moriah Balingit reports for the WaPo:

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office said the person believed to have opened fire at Aztec High, a school of about 1,000 students near the Colorado border, is also dead. No one else was injured, the sheriff's office said. The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, which oversees territory not far from the school, had previously released a statement saying 15 people were injured.

The FBI and New Mexico state police were investigating.

Officials held an afternoon press conference but released little information about what transpired at the school Thursday morning, including the names of those killed and how the suspected shooter died.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez commended police for their courage and described students "hiding in closets, in teacher's offices and under desks."

"There were several acts of bravery by staff members, teachers and students that were amazing, that actually saved lives," said Martinez, who added that the White House had called, offering its condolences.

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