ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -- Officials and witnesses say a 12-year-old boy drew a shotgun from a band-instrument case and shot and wounded two classmates at his New Mexico middle school before a teacher talked him into dropping the weapon.
A boy was critically injured and a girl was in satisfactory condition following the shooting Tuesday at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell.
Gov. Susana Martinez said the students were in the gym, where they typically hang out before classes start during cold and inclement weather. The 12-year-old pulled a shotgun and opened fire there at about 8 a.m.
She said the boy quickly dropped the gun and surrendered when approached by the staff member.
Superintendent Tom Burris said the school's faculty had participated in "active shooter" training, and they responded appropriately.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -- Officials at a Texas hospital say a 14-year-old boy who was the likely target of a school shooter in southeastern New Mexico has been brought there in critical condition.
Eric Finley of University of Medical Center in Lubbock says a 13-year-old girl also might be en route in critical condition.
Police say the shooting happened at 8:11 Tuesday at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, and a suspect is in custody.
Officials at Eastern New Mexico Regional Medical say two students were brought there after the shooting. It's unclear if either of those victims was then transferred to Lubbock, or if the student being treated in Lubbock is a third victim.
Finley says information from nurses treating the boy indicates he was the target of the shooter.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -- Police say there has been a shooting at a Roswell middle school in New Mexico.
Roswell police said the suspected shooter was arrested Tuesday at Berrendo Middle School, but authorities have not said if there were any injuries. The school has been placed on lockdown.
Roswell has been rocked by gang violence in recent years and has asked Homeland Security Investigations to step in and help. Word of the shooting was posted on the Roswell Police Department's Facebook page.
Police say children are being bused to a nearby mall where parents can pick up them up.
No other details are yet available.
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