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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

By Michael Muskal and John Glionna, Los Angeles Times

ROSWELL, N.M. — There has been a shooting at a middle school in Roswell and the shooter has been taken into custody, police said Tuesday.

Two patients, identified only as minors, were being “treated and evaluated” at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, said Brooke Linthicum, spokeswoman for the hospital.

“Shooting at Berrendo Middle School!! Parents are asked not to go to the school as it is on lockdown mode,” police said on their website.

The school remains on lockdown.

Students were being bused to a nearby mall where parents could pick them up.

A woman in a powder blue pant suit was waiting at the parking lot for her 14-year-old son. The woman, who asked not be identified, said her son called about 7:50 a.m. from a locked room in the school office. Teachers and fellow students were inside, she said she was told.

All were safe, she said.

According to the boy, a person with a shotgun was in the school and was tackled and caught, his mother said.

AFP Photo/Scott Olson