2 students injured in Roswell shooting remain hospitalized

Posted at: 01/15/2014 3:11 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

Kendal Sanders, 13, is listed in stable condition after the shooting.
Kendal Sanders, 13, is listed in stable condition after the shooting.

The two students injured in a Roswell school shooting remain hospitalized in Lubbock, Texas, Gov. Susana Martinez confirmed at a press conference on Wednesday.

Kendal Sanders, 13, suffered injuries to her right shoulder. She has been updated from serious to stable condition, according to Gov. Martinez.

The 12-year-old boy shot during the attack remains in critical condition. He suffered injuries to the side of his face and neck. Authorities at the press conference said the boy's parents did not want his name released at this time.

"Please pray for this young man and Kendal," Gov. Martinez said. "We want to be able to welcome them home. We don't want this to be the extreme tragedy of losing either one."

More than 1,500 community members prayed for the two students at a vigil held at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center on Tuesday night.

Roswell Independent School District Superintendent Tom Burris said they are focusing on helping students through this difficult time with grief counselors and other support networks. A group of students from Arapahoe High School, the site of a school shooting in December, have also offered to come to Roswell to speak with the students.

"The children that return to school tomorrow are not the children that arrived on Tuesday. They are different," Gov. Martinez said.