A teenager shoots two children and a teacher at Townville Elementary School in South Carolina before being taken into custody by Anderson County deputies, police say. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Police: two children, one teacher wounded in school shooting
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STORY: A teenager shot and wounded two children and a teacher at an elementary school in Anderson County, South Carolina, before being taken into custody on Wednesday, police said at a news conference.
The shooting at Townville Elementary School, located near the Georgia state line and about 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Atlanta, was reported just after 2 p.m.
The incident drew a large police response and prompted an evacuation of the school, according to video from the scene.
Reuters could not immediately reach the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office for comment.
A local television station interviewed a student at the school and her mother. India Medlin described Townville was a quiet, peaceful place, and he daughter, Alyssa Cox, said the shooting was completely unexpected.
Local media reported that the uninjured children were evacuated from the school and taken to a nearby church. Aerial video showed long lines of cars outside the church as parents arrived to pick up their children.