ROSWELL, NM – Two kids who should have spent the day at school spent it fighting for their lives in a Lubbock, Texas hospital.
That’s where they were flown after being shot inside their Roswell, New Mexico middle school gym.
New Mexico State Police say a seventh grader opened fire on students waiting for school to start.
“The principal who had come to the front of the school to secure the doors recognized one of my Lieutenants, Lieutenant Gary Smith with the New Mexico State Police. She was able to get his attention. He entered the school and went toward the gymnasium where he was told that there was an individual with a weapon… By the time he got there, the weapon, which we believe is a shotgun, was laid on the ground,” said Chief Pete Kassetas.
During the shooting, the school was put on lockdown. Cops arrived on scene and took the boy into custody.
The students were bused over to the town’s mall where parents were able to pick them up.
As for the young victims, one is a 12-year-old boy in critical condition. The other is a 13-year-old in serious condition.