- Sep 14, 2011
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New Mexico: Middle school student opens fire on classmates, shoots and wounds two students
No phony courage or Mighty Mouse fantasies. He just did what need to be done.A 12-year-old boy carrying a concealed gun shot and wounded two fellow students today at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, New Mexico. Both injured students, an 11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, were airlifted to a Level 1 trauma center in Lubbock, TX where they are receiving treatment.
The Albuquerque Journal reports a nearby teacher was able to get the student shooter to give up his weapon:
In the 10 seconds that transpired from the time of this thing starting until the teacher had control of the weapon, there was no cowardice, [School Superintendent Tom] Burris said. There was protection for our kids. Everyone acted and did their duties today at Berrendo Middle School.
Eva Gomez, Roswell Education Association president, identified eighth-grade social studies teacher John Masterson as the staff member who stopped Campbell and convinced him to put his gun down.