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Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 6:51 pm

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has ordered the maximum sentence for a 12-year-old boy who opened fire in a Roswell middle school gym earlier this year, injuring two students.

After a daylong hearing, state District Judge Freddy Romero ordered the boy held in state custody until he is 21.

The boy pleaded no contest to the January shooting. His lawyers had asked that he be placed in treatment for two years and then released if doctors determine he's no longer a danger.

A defense memo says the boy was chronically bullied, is socially and emotionally immature, and regrets what he did.

The boy was charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of carrying a firearm on school premises.

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