Governor says teacher ended NM school shooting
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez say a 12-year-old who shot two classmates in a Roswell middle school was stopped by a teacher who walked up to him and asked him to put down his shotgun.
Martinez says one student was critically injured and another is in serious condition following Tuesday morning's shooting at Berrendo Middle School.
State police say the shooter was a seventh grader.
Martinez says the student walked into the gym where students were gathered for class and shot a boy and a girl.
She says a teacher "quickly stopped" the suspect by walking up to him and asking him to put down the firearm, which he did.
The governor says a staff member received very minor injuries but declined medical care because he wanted to stay and help.
Hospital officials say the boy who was shot is 11 and the girl is 13.
A student who witnessed the shooting says the shooter was a boy who she thought was being bullied. Eighth grader Odiee Carranza says it happened in the school gym. She says the boy shot the boy twice in the face, and shot the girl in the arm.
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