This 14-year-old shot up an elementary school in South Carolina
A 14-year-old boy in Townville, South Carolina shot a teacher and two young students at an elementary school before being arrested by a voluntary firefighter on Sept. 28. The teen's father was found shot dead at their home after the boy placed a phone call to his grandmother at 1:44 in the afternoon.
One of the injured students is still critical as of Thursday night, while the teacher and the other student were released from the hospital. He drove up to the school and immediately started shooting after getting out of the car. All his victims were out in the playground.
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) September 29, 2016
The motive for the shooting is unknown. What is known is that the boy was homeschooled. It is not known whether he may have shot his father with the same weapon and how the incidents are connected.
Firefighter Jamie Brock was hailed as a hero by the community. The school's teachers are also being commended for their actions since they quickly locked the doors and windows after seeing the boy walking toward the building.
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