ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Area artists have helped decorate a New Mexico middle school where a student opened fire in a crowded gym this week, wounding two classmates.
The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://goo.gl/ztxIuE) streamers, posters and other pieces of art were hung Thursday at Berrendo Middle School.
Officials say the installation is meant to help the students, hundreds of whom witnessed the harrowing shooting Tuesday.
Authorities say a seventh-grader brought a shotgun to school in a duffel bag and opened fire in the gym, wounding a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl. A school staffer suffered minor injuries.
The seventh-grader was charged as a juvenile with three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Roswell High Art Teacher Jessica Parham, who coordinated the installation, called on area artists to help in creating bulldog-themed art. Berrendo's mascot is a bulldog.
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