Mental evaluation complete for Roswell school shooting suspect

Created: 01/31/2014 12:24 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

The court-ordered psychiatric evaluation of the 12-year-old suspect in a Roswell school shooting is complete.

District Attorney Matt Chandler said Mason Campbell has been transferred from an Albuquerque psychiatric hospital to a juvenile facility. He is charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Chandler also said Campbell will face a new charge of carrying a firearm on school premises.

New Mexico State Police said Campbell took a sawed-off shotgun with him to Berrendo Middle School and opened fire on classmates in the gym on Jan. 14.

Two students, 12-year-old Nathaniel Tavarez and 13-year-old Kendal Sanders, were shot during the incident.

Sanders suffered injuries to her arm and is recovering at home in Roswell. Tavarez was shot in the face. According to a post on Facebook by Tavarez's sister, they boy is recovering and officially tube and IV-free.

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