Students are reunited with family following a shooting at Berrendo Middle School on Jan. 14, 2014, in Roswell, N.M.(Photo: Mark Wilson, AP)
ROSWELL, N.M.-- A suspect was taken into custody Tuesday following a shooting
at a Roswell, N.M., middle school that left at least two teenagers badly
A 14-year-old boy, listed in critical
condition, and 13-year-old girl, in serious condition, were transported
to a Lubbock, Texas hospital, according to a University Medical Center
A 13 year old boy was taken into custody in connection with the shooting, KOB-TV reports, quoting an unidentified source close to the investigation
from nurses treating the 14-year-old boy indicates he was the shooter's
target, hospital spokesman Eric Finley said, according to the Associated Press reported.
Lorena Beltran told the Albuquerque Journal her daughter, who attends the school, said a male student was shot in the face.
police said the incident occurred around 8:11 a.m. local time at
Berrendo Middle School. The school was quickly locked down. Police said
children were bused to a nearby mall, where parents could pick up them
Sixth-grade student Anyssa Vegara said she was talking to a security guard when she heard a shot.
"I turned around, and all I saw was someone on the floor with their arm bleeding," Vegara told the Journal.
said the security guard ran to assist the injured student, and school
officials ordered all the students to their classrooms.
Eventually, she was able to text her mother, Monica Vegara.
"From the time hearing about it until the time she texted, it was a nightmare," Monica Vegara said.