A competency hearing for 12-year-old Mason Campbell, the boy accused of shooting [auth] two classmates at Berrendo Middle School, is scheduled for Friday afternoon in Roswell.
The hearing, set for 1:30 p.m. Friday, will determine if Campbell is competent to stand trial.
Police say Campbell, armed with a shotgun, opened fire in the middle school on Jan. 14, seriously wounding two students before a staff member persuaded him to put down the firearm.
All parties have received a competency report on Campbell, and the judge will decide on Friday whether Campbell is competent.
On Tuesday, Special Prosecutor Matt Chandler had no comment on whether, based on his review of the competency report, he thought Campbell should stand trial.
Campbell has been charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of bringing a firearm onto school property, said Chandler.
The shooting at Berrendo Middle School took place in a gym where students had gathered to stay warm from the frigid weather outside before the start of class.
Wounded were 12-year-old Nathaniel Tavarez and 13-year-old Kendal Sanders. Both children are recovering from their wounds.
Campbell will be tried as a juvenile in connection with the shooting. He was not charged as an adult because of his age, in accordance with New Mexico law.
No one under age 14 in the state can face adult sanctions, authorities said.