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Roswell, NM Middle School Shooting

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-01-2014


I suppose most  of you heard of the shooting at a Roswell Middle School yesterday? If not, you can read all the details in today’s, Jan.15, 2014 Albuquerque Journal. Anyway, a 12 year old boy shot a 11 year old boy and a 13 year old girl with a 20 gauge shot gun. Both are in the hospital in Lubbock, one critical and one serious… Very sad for the community of Roswell and our prayers go out to the victims and their families. They did have a hero there…A school teacher, Mr. John Masterson, asked the young man to put the weapon down, which the young man did obey and lay the gun down. Now, that takes some doings, to stand before a shooter and ask him to lay a weapon down not knowing if the young person is totally out of his mind or not…..Mr. Masterson, thank you, sir, for your courageous actions. I hope the people of Roswell realize just what you did and will recognize you for your valor and quick actions…. The Roswell mayor and the Governor  of New Mexico has asked for prayers for all those involved in this incident, students, parents and teachers…And say a prayer of thanks for people like Mr. Masterson….Pete

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Wasn’t there a famous U. S. Marshall somewhere back in our history whose name was Bat Masterson? This Mr. Masterson may not be related, but he certainly could be. He appears to have been made from the same mold. He didn’t become famous with a fast gun and killing outlaws, but he may have saved a kid from becoming one. All public school teachers in the 21st century aren’t bad after all. Perhaps this one does deserve a pay raise.

Yes, same name and same general location….Could be kin folks….A good man for sure…Pete

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