Boy to change plea for school shooting charges

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – News 13 has learned the 12-year-old accused of opening fire at Berrendo Middle School is planning to change his plea.

A change of plea hearing for Mason Campbell is scheduled for May 16th.

Campbell is accused of taking a shotgun into a crowded gym at the school in January, then firing off a round of birdshot hitting Nathanial Tavarez and Kendal Sanders.

The two were severely injured.

Campbell is charged with three counts of aggravated battery and another charge for taking a weapon into school.

At a March hearing, Campbell did not enter a plea which is the equivalent of pleading not guilty.

His attorneys said then that they were working on a plea deal.

Campbell remains locked up at a juvenile detention center. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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