ROSWELL, N.M. — A 14-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl have been airlifted to a Lubbock, Texas, hospital in critical condition after a school shooting in Roswell, according to a University Medical Center spokesperson.
A Roswell hospital confirmed the two students they hospitalized from Berrendo Middle School after the shooting were the same victims airlifted to Lubbock.
The school remains on lockdown after the shooting on Tuesday morning.
New Mexico State Police officials said local authorities were dispatched to the school at 8:11 a.m. According to the Roswell Police Department Facebook page, the shooter was apprehended.
A source close to the investigation tells KOB a 13-year-old was taken into custody.
Parents have been instructed to pick up their students at the Roswell Mall. Officials at the mall said the school is still conducting a head count. Once buses arrive, police will take parents in groups of five inside to find their children.
“It was scary, it was freaky,” Kathy Sigala said. “I didn’t understand. I got a call from where I work and I was at home. I just got in my car and my daughter came with the other kids… And I just came here and we heard from police… But we’re just grateful for Roswell, RPD, for their fast reaction in getting there and taking care of what they have to take of… We just can’t believe that it would happen here.”
State police are expected to release more information about the shooting at a 1 p.m. press conference. Gov. Susana Martinez will also attend the briefing.
KOB will stream the press conference live at www.KOB.com/live