A teen who killed his father during their home Wednesday was stopped by a proffer firefighter as he non-stop glow outward a South Carolina facile school, wounding dual students and a teacher, authorities said.
The teen was apprehended within mins of a sharpened in this farming city about 110 miles northeast of Atlanta. One tyro was shot in a leg and a other in a foot, Capt. Garland Major with a Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said. Both students were male. The womanlike clergyman was strike in a shoulder.
“We are sad about this meaningless act of violence,” pronounced Joanne Avery, superintendent of Anderson County School District 4. She canceled classes during a propagandize for a rest of a week.
Authorities pronounced a shootings began during a teen’s residence about dual miles from a school, where he gunned down his 47-year-old father, Jeffrey Osborne. Authorities have not expelled a suspect’s name or age over observant that he’s a teen.
Crying and upset, a teen called his grandmother’s cellphone during 1:44 p.m., Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said. The grandparents couldn’t know what was going on, so they went to his home only 100 yards away. When they got there, they found Osborne had been shot and their grandson was gone.
About one notation later, authorities perceived a 911 call from Townville Elementary School.
Sheriff John Skipper pronounced a shooter gathering a car into a propagandize parking lot and immediately started banishment a handgun as he got out and changed toward a school. He did not know who a car was purebred to, and he declined to contend how many shots were fired.
The shooter never entered a propagandize building, though, and was apprehended by firefighter Jamie Brock, a 30-year maestro of a Townville Volunteer Fire Department
Television images showed officers brisk a propagandize after a news of an active shooter. Some were on tip of a roof while others were walking around a building. Students were driven divided on buses accompanied by military officers.
Skipper didn’t have specifics on how Brock stopped a teen: “I consider he only took him down.”
He pronounced a glow hire is tighten to a propagandize and Brock arrived before others officers responding to a dispatch.
“Firefighter Brock is positively a hero,” pronounced Scott Stoller with Anderson County Emergency Management. But he says Brock “wants to sojourn common and still about it” as he believes “he did zero any of a other proffer firefighters wouldn’t have done.”
Authorities did not recover a ground for a sharpened and pronounced they weren’t certain if a students and clergyman were targeted. The policeman pronounced a teen had been homeschooled.
“There are no secular undertones there. There’s no terrorism involved,” Major said. “We’re assured we have a solitary shooter and no one else is involved.”
Skipper pronounced a teen’s mom was during work during a time of a shooting.
One of a students and a clergyman were expelled from a hospital, AnMed Health mouthpiece Juana Slade said. Greenville Health System mouthpiece Sandy Dees pronounced a other student, Jacob Hall, remained in vicious condition Wednesday evening.
The students were bused to a circuitously church where they hugged and kissed their relatives as they reunited.
The farming propagandize surrounded by operative farms has about 300 students in a pre-kindergarten to sixth-grade classrooms.
“This is a country,” Brandi Pierce, a mom of a sixth-grader, told The Associated Press as she began to cry. “You don’t have this in a country. It only don’t exist out here.”
Jamie Meredith, a student’s mother, pronounced some of a children went into a lavatory during a shooting.
“I don’t know how they knew to go in a bathroom, though we know her clergyman was jarred up. we know all a kids were scared. There was a garland of kids crying. She didn’t speak for about 5 mins when we got her,” she told WYFF.
Gov. Nikki Haley expelled a matter shortly after a shooting.
“As we work together with law coercion to make certain they have a support they need to examine what happened in Townville, Michael and we ask that everybody opposite South Carolina join us in praying for a whole Townville Elementary School family and those overwhelmed by today’s tragedy.”
The city is situated along Interstate 85 circuitously a Georgia-South Carolina state line.