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(ROSWELL, N.M.) — A middle school student is in custody after opening fire in his gym with a shotgun and critically injuring two teenagers in Roswell, N.M., according to authorities.

A spokesperson for UMC said a 14-year-old boy is out of surgery and is listed in critical condition. A 13-year-old girl is also being treated at the hospital and is listed in serious condition, according to the spokesperson. A staff member suffered a minor injury and was not treated.

The shooting unfolded at the Berrendo Middle School shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to officials. An official said the boy went into the gym, where students congregated before school to get out of the cold.

Police said the weapon was a shotgun and the shooter was a 12-year-old seventh grader.

After the scene was secure, students were bused from the school to Roswell Mall where police said parents will be allowed to pick up their children. Authorities asked parents to stay away from the school during the ongoing investigation.

The Roswell incident is the latest school shooting to rattle the country. It comes one month after a gunman open fired at Arapahoe High School in Colorado.

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