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The 12-year-old boy accused of shooting two fellow students at a New Mexico middle school was charged Wednesday with three felony assault counts.

Mason Campbell, described as a "juvenile child," was charged in Fifth Judicial District Court in Chaves County with three counts of third-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, all of them felonies.

He was being held at Child Psychiatric Hospital in Albuquerque on the order of a judge.

Two students were hurt in the shootings Tuesday at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell -- an 11-year-old boy shot in the face and a 13-year-old girl, identified as Kendal Sanders, who was shot in the shoulder.

Both were being treated Wednesday at a hospital in Lubbock, Texas. The boy was in critical condition, while Kendal was listed as stable in satisfactory condition.

Campbell's parents and grandparents said in a statement Wednesday that they were "heartbroken" over the shootings and were being "fervent" in their prayers for the injured children.