Hero teacher disarms shooter

A 12-year-old boy shot two classmates with a shotgun at his New Mexico middle school. A teacher persuaded the shooter to give up his shotgun. John Masterson, an eighth-grade social studies teacher is the hero of Berrendo Middle School in Roswell.
John Masterson

At a vigil this evening at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center, Gov. Susana Martinez said, “Mr. Masterson … was a hero …who stood there and allowed a gun to be pointed right at him. and to talk down that young boy to drop the gun so that there would be no more young kids hurt.”

One of the wounded students is in critical condition.

Mason Campbell, a seventh grader, has been identified as the shooter.

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