ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Mason Campbell, the suspect in Tuesday’s shooting at Berrendo Middle School, has been charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, which are third-degree felony charges. The charges were filed in the Fifth Judicial District Court in Chaves County.
Police say Campbell walked into the school’s gym around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and fired shots at the ceiling, floor and bleachers, hitting two students.
A 13-year-old girl, Kendal Sanders, is in stable condition at a Texas hospital while an 11-year-old boy is still in critical condition.
At a news conference Wednesday, police Chief Pete Kassetas said the shooting was planned, but that the victims were chosen randomly.
Police say Campbell, 12, brought a 20-gauge shotgun owned by his parents with him in a bag to the school and shot three rounds.
A motive for the shooting is still unknown.
All classes were canceled at Berrendo Middle School on Wednesday, but they will resume Thursday.
Campbell is being detained at the a psychiatric hospital in Albuquerque.