Mental evaluation complete for Roswell school shooting suspect

Posted at: 01/31/2014 12:24 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

Mason Campbell, 12, is accused of shooting two classmates at Berrendo Middle School.
Mason Campbell, 12, is accused of shooting two classmates at Berrendo Middle School.

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.