AZTEC – Students who attend a New Mexico high school where a shooting rampage claimed the lives of two classmates are being allowed to retrieve belongings left behind after the gunfire erupted.
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office said a large crowd of Aztec High School students waited Monday to be escorted to their classrooms for the first time since last Thursday morning.
That’s when the shooting happened. Authorities say former student William Atchison shot and killed Casey J. Marquez and Francisco I. Fernandez at random before killing himself.
Investigators say the 21-year-old gunman carefully planned the attack.
Memorial services for the victims are being planned for later this week. Officials say the high school will remain closed indefinitely.