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12 year old student shoots two fellow students in New Mexico, aged 12 and 13 years old

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  1. roxxfan

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    The boy is out of surgery and in critical condition, and the girl in serious condition. Damn. :( 12 years old! SMH

    http://gma.yahoo.com/student-used-s...xico-212741465--abc-news-topstories.html?vp=1

    Student, 12, Used Shotgun to Shoot 2 Students in Roswell, New Mexico, Cops Say

    By ALYSSA NEWCOMB, MARIA NIKIAS and CLAYTON SANDELL | Good Morning America – 5 hours ago

    A middle school student opened fire in his gym with a shotgun today and critically wounded two students in Roswell, N.M., according to authorities.

    The injured were a 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy who were "simply sitting in their gym waiting to go to class," New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said. The shooting occurred shortly before class was to begin at Berrendo Middle School.

    The Eastern New Mexico Medical Center confirmed it treated two patients, who were then air lifted to the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, located about 175 miles from the middle school.

    A spokesperson for UMC said the boy, who the governor said was 12, is out of surgery and is listed in critical condition. The girl, 13, is also being treated at the hospital and is listed in serious condition, according to the spokesperson. A school staff member suffered a minor injury and declined treatment.

    The names of the shooting victims have not been released.

    diee Carranza, an eighth grade student, told the Associated Press a boy bumped into her as he rushed toward the gym and apologized to her. When the boy entered the gym, Carranza said she saw him pull a gun out of a band instrument case and begin shooting.

    She said he shot another boy twice in the face and shoot a girl in the arm.
    "Then he shot up in the sky, then dropped the gun, and then some teacher grabbed the kid that had the gun," Carranza told the AP.
    Authorities said the weapon was a shotgun and the shooter was a 12-year-old seventh grader.

    The governor said a school staffer and an off-duty New Mexico State Police lieutenant who was dropping his child off at the school were instrumental in helping to end the active shooter situation before more people were injured.
    New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas said by the time his deputies arrived around 8: 11 a.m., "the weapon, which we believe is a shot gun, was laid on the ground."

    The alleged shooter was taken into custody and the chief said it is believed he acted alone.

    Kassetas did not disclose a possible motive, but said investigators are "looking at social media outlets and the different forms of communication these kids use to talk to each other."

    After the scene was secure this morning, students were bused from the school to Roswell Mall where police said parents will be allowed to pick up their children. Authorities asked parents to stay away from the school during the investigation.

    The Roswell incident is the latest school shooting to rattle the country. It comes one month after a gunman open fire at Arapahoe High School in Colorado.

    Police said Karl Pierson, 18, who was armed with a shotgun, machete and had Molotov cocktails in his backpack, was intent on seeking "revenge" on the school's debate team instructor who had dropped him from the team.

    Pierson came upon senior Claire Davis, 17, while looking for his intended target. He critically wounded the high school senior before police said he took his own life.

    Davis died on Dec. 21 from her injuries.

    The Arapahoe shooting took place on the eve of the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., in which 27 people - most of them first graders - were killed.
     
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  2. Mr. Brightside

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    School shootings spreading overseas now. smh
     
  3. apcgamb24

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    Read again
     
  4. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    I'm curious, do schools in most gun-toting states have firearm safety classes? I know this wasn't an accident, but it really does seem like some of these kids have easy access to weapons (besides poor judgement).
     
  5. Kyakko

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    You're right... Mexico is over land, not sea. (You haven't read much of Brightside's postings, eh?)
     
  6. Hmm

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    Well, this could've easily been avoided if the children were at home, where the parents could keep a constant eye on them, cloistered from the world... where they could have endless days of quality family time...


    At least... that would be the viewpoint of some people that think having a family means they need to spend every living moment at home, and never go out to theaters where upon they could be shot at for texting to check up on their child during cinematic previews...

    Now, let's indulge in a bit of societal atrophying analysis of the victims' course of action, and dismiss the perp as a crazy that couldn't help it...
     
  7. B-Bob

    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton
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    RIP to the poor kids. And SMH @ my nation on the gun issue.
    Can you imagine getting that phonecall?

    :confused: Weird. I've never seen these "some people", at least not on this BBS. May I subscribe to your (presumably hyperbolically judgmental) newsletter or blog? TIA.
     
  8. Jontro

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    Mexican?
     
  9. R0ckets03

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    Kids are still alive no? If so, hope they recover fully. :(
     
  10. rezdawg

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    Not to be nit picky here, but the article states that the shooter took aim at a boy and a girl...then shot up in the sky...followed with dropping the gun. A teacher then grabbed the kid. So the kid had been grabbed and he had already dropped the gun, thereby ending his "spree".

    So how exactly was an off-duty lieutenant instrumental in helping to end the "active" shooter situation?

    Sensationalism annoys me.

    Back on topic...it's just crazy to me that these shootings are happing with such regularity. I think the media is making the situation worse because of all the attention that's given to it.
     
  11. Depressio

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    Why did you put "spree" in quotes? The article didn't say "spree." No one else in this thread said "spree." The officer no doubt helped with his authority in blocking off the area and perhaps helping keep the kid in custody. I see nothing sensationalist.
     
  12. rezdawg

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    Something doesnt have to be in an article to use quotes...there is more than one way to use quotes.

    And where did you see the officer helping block off the area? You just made that up?
     
  13. Phillyrocket

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    It's Roswell, New Mexico which believe it or not New Mexico is a state in the US.

    #currentlyresidesinalbuquerque
    #usedtothiskindofoversight
     
  14. Kyakko

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    You don't say... 'next thing you'll be telling me is that New England is also part of the US.
     
  15. Phillyrocket

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    Not sure if serious.

    Reread your post you said Mexico.
     
  16. Rocketman95

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    I wish the media would start showing the actual bodies and injuries of these kids when things like this happen.
     
  17. SwoLy-D

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    Deterrant? :confused:

    Could be a good 'tool.'
     
  18. Rocketman95

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    My original thought was maybe people would take it more seriously as it seems to becoming just something we accept as normal these days. Ho hum, another school shooting. Tell me more about Miley Cyrus twerking or Justin Bieber egging.
     
  19. Hmm

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    For all we all know they may be indirectly responsible.... I know I question the sanity of the world, including my own every time the world informs me that they're the talk of the mainstream music world... The world must be mad, or I must be delusional, because that simply can't be real....
     
  20. Hmm

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    There are exactly two posts in that very thread, that question the father's decision to go to a movie theater, when he "should've" stayed home and watched a movie there with his child as all families should...
     

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