Alleged Roswell, New Mexico middle school shooter charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon

By Alicia Mayle,

Mason Campbell, the suspect in the Berrendo Middle School shooting on Tuesday in Roswell, New Mexico, is being charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and will be charged as a juvenile.

Campbell allegedly concealed the 20-gauge shotgun in a duffle bag. A boy and girl were injured in the shooting at the school's gymnasium.

According to KOB News, the young boy who sustained a shot to the face is Nathaniel Tavarez, a 12 year old student at the school. Tavarez also has damage to his neck, and has been in critical condition since the attack.

Kendal Sanders was the other student who was shot in the arm. She will be released soon.

Students have been let back into the school. However, some parents are still worried and frightened by the thought of them returning.

“It’s so scary,” the mother of eighth grade student, Quinn Fleming, told the Albuquerque Journal. “You’re sending your kids into something you can’t control. … I hope today is easier than I’m anticipating.”

Counselors have been stationed in every classroom at Berrendo Middle School.

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