South Carolina Teen in Custody After Fatally Shooting his Father, 2 Children and a Teacher at Elementary School


At least two children were shot Wednesday at a South Carolina elementary school and a suspect is in custody, according to Anderson County officials.

Injuries to the children in the 2 p.m. ET incident at Townville Elementary School do not appear to be life threatening, said Greg Shore, Anderson County’s coroner who also is a paramedic.

The injured children were flown to an area hospital, said Taylor Jones, Anderson County’s emergency services director. A teacher also was injured, but it was not immediately clear whether the teacher had been shot.

A suspect, who appears to be a teenager, is in custody, said Sheila Cole of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. The school, which has almost 300 students in pre-kindergarten classes through sixth grade, has been evacuated and parents are being directed to pick up their children at a nearby church.

A county SWAT team has been through the school and has not found any other signs of danger, Jones said. The rest of the investigation is continuing.

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Source: USA Today | Anderson (S.C.) Independent Mail