UPDATE: Teacher Talked Down Student Shooter

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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ROSWELL, N.M. -- 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 morning 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.


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