Police said the shooter maneuvered into the school parking garage and instantly began discharging as he escaped the vehicle.
Townville: A youngster killed his dad at their home Wednesday before heading off to an adjacent grade school and starting to shoot with a handgun, injuring two understudies and an educator, powers said.
The high schooler was caught inside minutes of the school shooting in this provincial town around 110 miles upper east of Atlanta. One of the understudies was shot in the leg and the other in the foot, Capt. Festoon Major with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said. Both understudies were male. The female educator was hit in the shoulder.
Prior to the shooting at Townville Elementary around 1:45 pm, the youngster gunned down his 47-year-old father, Jeffrey Osborne, at their home around 2 miles from the school, powers said.
"We are crushed about this silly demonstration of brutality," said Joanne Avery, administrator of Anderson County School District 4. She drop classes for whatever is left of the week.
The youngster, crying and surprise, called his grandma's cellphone at 1:44 pm, Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said. The grandparents couldn't comprehend what was going on, so they went to his home only 100 yards away. When they arrived, they discovered Osborne had been shot and their grandson was not there.
Sheriff John Skipper said the shooter maneuvered into the school parking area and instantly began terminating as he escaped the vehicle and moved toward the school.
The shooter never entered the school building, however, and was secured by firefighter Jamie Brock, a 30-year veteran of the Townville Volunteer Fire Department, as per Anderson County sheriff's Lt. Sheila Cole.
Powers did not uncover the adolescent at a news meeting Wednesday evening, and Cole says she doesn't have his age. The Anderson Independent-Mail cites Anderson County Sheriff Chief Deputy Keith Smith as saying the youngster is 14 and could be charged as a minor.
Powers did not discharge a thought process in the shooting and said they weren't certain if the understudies and educator were focused on. The sheriff said the adolescent had been self-taught.
"There are no racial suggestions there. There's no psychological warfare included," Major said. "We're sure we have the sole shooter and nobody else is included."
Captain said the youngster's mom was grinding away at the season of the shooting.
One of the understudies and the instructor were discharged from the clinic Wednesday evening, AnMed Health representative Juana Slade said. Greenville Health System representative Sandy Dees said the other understudy, Jacob Hall, stayed in basic condition Wednesday evening.
The understudies were transported to an adjacent church and rejoined with their folks. They embraced and kissed.
The school has around 300 understudies in its pre-kindergarten to 6th grade classrooms. It is in an exceptionally rustic part of the state and encompassed by working homesteads.
"This is the nation," Brandi Pierce, the mother of a 6th grader, told The Associated Press as she cried. "You don't have this in the nation. It simply don't exist around here."
Jamie Meredith, an understudy's mom, said a portion of the youngsters went into a lavatory amid the shooting.
"I don't know how they knew not in the washroom, yet I know her educator was shaken up. I know every one of the children were frightened. There was a bundle of children crying. She didn't speak for around 5 minutes when I got her," she told WYFF.
TV pictures indicated officers swarming the school after the report of a dynamic shooter. Some were on top of the rooftop while others were strolling around the building. Understudies were headed out on transports joined by cops. Gov. Nikki Haley discharged an announcement soon after the shooting.
"As we cooperate with law requirement to ensure they have the bolster they have to examine what happened in Townville, Michael and I ask that everybody crosswise over South Carolina go along with us in appealing to God for the whole Townville Elementary School family and those touched by today's disaster," Jamie said.
The rustic town is situated along Interstate 85 close to the Georgia-South Carolina state line.