The attack took place at the Aztec High School, New Mexico State Police said on Twitter.
A shooting at a New Mexico high school left two students and the suspect dead yesterday, authorities said as schools throughout the small town shut down for the day.
Officials were working on clearing the buildings before the shooter was reported down, according to San Juan County CEO Kim Carpenter.
The identities of the shooter and those killed were not released. "Out of any state, out of all the states in America, you don't think it would happen here", he said. "So he kept that locked", Parker said.
As the noise got louder and closer, school officials issued a warning over the loud speaker. "When they called over the intercom that it was not a drill, we went to the corner of the room out of sight from the door and just started hiding".
"Thankfully our teacher always locks the door no matter what". When officers arrived, they had to break through a window in a door to gain access to the Aztec High School which was on lockdown.
"It is tragic when our children are harmed in violent ways especially on school campuses. We express our condolences to those families who have been harmed", Navajo President Russell Begaye said in a statement. Police set up an area in a park for parents to pick up their children, the San Juan County Sheriff's office said on its Facebook page.
Gunfire caused the deaths or injuries of 3,700 children and teenagers this year in the United States, according to the non-profit Gun Violence Archive organization. More than 33,000 people in the USA die each year from guns, including more than 22,000 suicides, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.