New Mexico Boy, 12, To Be Sentenced In Shooting

Jul 2, 2014

A 12-year-old boy who pleaded no contest to opening fire in a New Mexico middle school gym and injuring two students is scheduled to be sentenced.

The boy is expected Wednesday to appear before a judge for the Jan. 14 shooting at a Roswell middle school. As a juvenile, he faces possible detention until he's 21 years old.

Authorities say the 12-year-old took a modified shotgun to Berrendo Middle School and opened fire on students as they waited for classes to begin.

Twelve-year-old Nathaniel Tavarez and 13-year-old Kendal Sanders were injured in the shooting that sent the school in the southeastern New Mexico city in a panic.

The boy was charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of carrying a firearm on school premises.

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