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Parents collect tearful children after New Mexico school shooting
Parents collect tearful children after New Mexico school shooting

ROSWELL, N.M. — Within an hour after a 12-year-old boy opened fire with a shotgun inside his middle school gymnasium here Tuesday, gravely wounding two students, hundreds of parents waited at a nearby mall to collect their stunned children, some of whom had witnessed the attack. Outside an entrance to the Roswell Mall, between the La Salsa restaurant and the Hobby Lobby, a crowd with anguished faces parted to allow the town's teary sons and daughters to pass. The Berrendo Middle School students walked gingerly past a clutch of sympathizers. Many children seemed in shock: tiny girls with glasses and mammoth backpacks, boys in sweat shirts bearing the school mascot bulldog,...

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