On December 7th, a Thursday, two students were killed in another school shooting at Aztec High School in Aztec, New Mexico. The suspected shooter is also dead. No other injuries reported.
Aztec Police got a call about the shooting about 8 A.M., officials said, and students were in class at the time. Aztec is a small town located in northwest New Mexico.
At the murder scene, police found a thumb drive with a note that read, “If things go according to plan, today would be when I die. I go somewhere and gear up, then hold a class hostage and go apeshit, then blow my brains out.” Online this 21-year-old New Mexico resident lived a white-supremecist life style making various hard to read comments and threats hidden by the label of “trolling.” Despite local law enforcement’s claims that he wasn’t a known threat, and a visit from the FBI in 2016, Atchison spent most of the last half-decade glorifying school shooters on alt-right websites and posting plaintive appeals for help in fixing his life, according to hundreds of posts analyzed by The Daily Beast.
Atchison has been banned from alt-right sites before.