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Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Teenager kills his father and went to a nearby primary school shooting with a handgun...two students and a teacher injured
According to BBC news, the suspect has been arrested after wounding two boys and a female teacher at Townville Elementary School in South Carolina. One child was shot in the leg and the other in the foot, while the teacher was hit in the shoulder, said police. Officials say there is no evidence the attack was tied to terrorism or racism.
Capt Garland Major said the the unnamed suspect first gunned down his 47-year-old father, Jeffrey Osborne, at their home. He then made his way about two miles to the school at 13:00 local time (17:00 GMT), according to local media. Anderson County school district 4 superintendent Joanne Avery told a news conference that school officials are "heartbroken about this senseless act of violence".
SWAT teams searched the school, which has some 300 students, and confirmed that no threats remain. Nearby schools were placed on "Code Yellow", meaning that lessons continued but nobody was allowed into the buildings. All the students were transported a nearby church, where they were reunited with their parents. Parents received a text alert from the school district informing them of the shooting, and telling them where to pick up their kids.
The traffic queue of mothers and fathers picking up their children was reportedly nearly a mile long.