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Chief: 12-year-old planned Roswell school shooting

Updated: 01/15/2014 3:13 PM | Created: 01/15/2014 2:34 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas says the 12-year-old suspect in the Roswell school shooting planned the attack.

Authorities executed three search warrants on the suspect's locker, a duffel bag and at his home on Tuesday. Chief Kassetas said they found evidence that the attack was planned, but said the warrants are currently sealed.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 has learned that the suspect's name is Mason Campbell. KOB decided to identify Campbell after state police said it would not hinder their investigation.

At a press conference on Wednesday, Chief Kassetas also revealed that the shotgun used in the attack belonged to the boy's parents, but that he had modified it himself. He said the boy fired three shots at random into the gym, about 12-15 feet away from the victims.

There was no indication that the boy had more ammo with him, according to Kassetas.


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