Chaves County- At approximately 8:11 a.m. New Mexico State Police and local authorities responded to the Berrendo Middle School. At this time, children are being bused from the school to the Roswell Mall. We ask that parents report to the mall and avoid the school at this time.
Currently, the threat has been alleviated and this incident is being investigated. There are many resources and law enforcement officers on scene securing the area.
There are preliminary reports of injury, the extent and the amount of subjects is unknown currently.
A tentative time for 1:00 pm is being set for a press conference. The location to be determined, once the location has been determined, media outlets will be advised.
As more information unfolds; it will be released in subsequent press releases.
Contact: Lieutenant Emmanuel T. Gutierrez