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The Latest: Police: Student heard ‘voices’ before shooting

February 19, 2019
A Sandoval County Sheriff's Department deputy stands in front of Cleveland High School following a shots fired call in Rio Rancho, N.M., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. A shot was fired Thursday on the grounds of the suburban Albuquerque high school on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre, but police and school officials said no one was injured and a suspect was in custody. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a shot fired at a New Mexico high school (all times local):

9:45 a.m.

Police say a 16-year-old boy accused of firing a gun at a New Mexico high school told officers 11 months prior voices were telling him to “shoot up the school.”

The Albuquerque Journal reports police were called to V. Sue Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, in March 2018 after a girl told staff the teen had sent her text messages about bringing a weapon to campus.

The teen was not charged in connection with that episode and it’s unclear if school officials took any action

Police said the teen opened fire on campus last week before leaving the gun behind and running from the scene. No one was hurt.

A state district judge ordered Monday the teen to remain in detention while he undergoes mental health evaluations.

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7:30 a.m.

Snow has stalled students’ return to a suburban Albuquerque high school five days after a classmate opened fire on campus.

Classes were slated to resume Tuesday at V. Sue Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, as the suspect in the shooting remains in custody. But icy conditions closed schools for the high school and other schools.

Police said a 16-year-old boy opened fire on campus last week before leaving the gun behind and running from the scene. No one was hurt.

A state district judge ordered Monday the teen to remain in detention while he undergoes mental health evaluations.

The Associated Press is not naming the student because of his age. He is facing charges of attempting to commit murder and unlawfully carrying a deadly weapon onto school grounds.