Eunice 8th grader brings gun to school

EUNICE, N.M. (KRQE) – just months after a middle school shooting rocked Roswell, authorities responded to a tense situation in Eunice.

Wednesday, police responded to the Eunice High School and Middle School after an 8th grader was caught with a gun on campus.

Officials say both the schools were put on lockdown.

Detectives say the boy had a pistol in his back-pack, but it was not loaded.

Police are not releasing the suspect’s name.

He’s charged with carrying a deadly weapon on school grounds.