Aztec (Navajo: Kinteel) is a city and county seat of San Juan County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,763. The Aztec Ruins National Monument is located on the north side of the city. Located within the city limits of Aztec, the Aztec Ruins National Monument is a UNESCO World Heritage site managed by the National Park Service. Visitors are allowed to take a self-guided tour through the ruins of the main roomblock and restored Great Kiva.
On the morning of December 7, 2017, the San Juan County Sheriff's Department responded to an active shooter on campus. The New Mexico State Police confirmed that two students were killed by the gunman, who died as well.