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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

Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) declared on Sunday morning that she will oppose any Republican attempt to move ahead with a Supreme Court nomination to fill the seat left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

"For weeks, I have stated that I would not support taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to the election," said Murkowski in a statement released by her office. "Sadly, what was then a hypothetical is now our reality, but my position has not changed."

The Alaska Republican joined Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) in opposing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's announced determination to replace Ginsburg with a Trump appointee. If McConnell loses two more Republican votes, he will be unable to move a nomination before Election Day.