We’re getting disturbing reports out of South Carolina today, where police are responding to what’s possibly the first elementary school shooting at since Sandy Hook. Early reports say three people — two students and one teacher — have been injured, while another man is dead, in connection with the shooting.
Via WYFF 4:
Two students were injured and airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital and a female teacher taken by ambulance to AnMed after a shooting at Townville Elementary School, according to Taylor Jones with Anderson County Emergency Management.
Deputies told WYFF News 4 that they have a teenage suspect in custody.
Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Sheila Cole said the shooting happened shortly after 1 p.m. at the school at 105 State Road in Townville in Anderson County.
The Anderson County Coroner’s Office is investigating a death on Osborne Road in Townville that officials say is connected with the shooting at the school. The location is a little more than 3 miles from school.
Parents were waiting nearby and children were being brought out of the back of the school.
The evacuated students moved by bus to Oakdale Baptist Church at 6724 Highway 24 in Townville. Family members were being asked to go to the church, not to the school.
No details are yet known about the shooter (other than his age range) or his motives. As this story is still developing, this post will be updated accordingly.
Our first thoughts are with the victims and their families, and we send prayers to them.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]