Grandparents of school shooter found father dead
TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) – The Latest on the shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina that left two students and a teacher wounded (all times local):
Authorities say the grandparents of a teenager suspected of opening fire outside an elementary school in South Carolina found their son dead after receiving a call from the teen.
Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore says the teenager called his grandmother’s cellphone at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday, but he was so upset, she couldn’t understand him. So the grandparents went to his home just 100 yards away. When they got there, they found 47-year-old Jeffrey Osborne shot and their grandson not there.
Authorities say a teacher called 911 about a shooter at Townville Elementary about a minute after the teen called his grandmother.
Officials are not releasing the teen’s name or age.
One boy remains in critical condition at a Greenville hospital. A teacher and another student were treated and released from an Anderson hospital.
A Greenville hospital has identified the student in critical condition after a teen opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school playground.
Spokeswoman Sandy Dees says Jacob Hall remained in critical condition at the Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital as of 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The boy’s parents, Rodger and Renae Hall, say in a statement that they appreciate the community’s support, especially emergency responders who treated Jacob onsite and brought him to the hospital. Although they appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers, they ask for privacy.
The hospital hopes to update Jacob’s condition by 11 a.m. Thursday.
Jacob was flown to Greenville after the shooting at Townville Elementary. A teacher and another student were treated and released from a hospital in Anderson.
The teen who police believe fatally shot his father and then opened fire at an elementary school was never actually able to get inside the school building.
Anderson County Sheriff’s Lt. Sheila Cole said the teen was apprehended Wednesday by veteran firefighter Jamie Brock, and she confirmed news reports that the shooter was never able to make it inside the school.
Authorities did not reveal the teen’s age at a news conference Wednesday afternoon, and Cole says she doesn’t have his age.
The Anderson Independent-Mail quotes Anderson County Sheriff Chief Deputy Keith Smith as saying the teen is 14 and could be charged as a minor.
A hospital official says a teacher and a child brought there following a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school have both been released.
AnMed Health spokeswoman Juana Slade had earlier told The Associated Press that the hospital had received one adult female and one male child, and that both were in good condition.
Authorities say a female teacher and two male students were wounded in the shooting.
Greenville News reported earlier Wednesday that a 6-year-old child was airlifted to Greenville Memorial and was in critical condition. Greenville Memorial spokeswoman Sandy Dees has confirmed that a child was taken to the hospital, but would not release any further information.
Authorities say there is no evidence that the shooting at a South Carolina elementary school was related to either terrorism or racism.
Capt. Garland Major also said that authorities are confident there was only one shooter and that he is in custody following Wednesday’s shooting at Townville Elementary School.
Garland says he believes the teen is the son of 47-year-old Jeffrey Osborne, who was shot to death at a house not far from the school. He says authorities think the teen first shot Osborne before going to the school and opening fire.
Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore told a news conference that a 911 call from Osborne’s house was received shortly after the school shooting.
Anderson County school district 4 superintendent Joanne Avery said school has been canceled for the rest of the week and that counselors are being made available for students.
Avery told a news conference that school officials are “heartbroken about this senseless act of violence.”
Authorities say they believe the teenage male who was taken into custody following a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school first fatally shot his father.
Capt. Garland Major told a news conference that the shooter used a handgun and that one of the students was shot in the leg and the other in the foot. He said a female teacher was shot in the shoulder during Wednesday’s shooting at Townville Elementary School.
A hospital official says a teacher and a child brought there following a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school are both in good condition.
Asked about shooting victims brought to AnMed Health, spokeswoman Juana Slade told The Associated Press that the hospital had received one adult female and one male child, and that both were in good condition.
Authorities had said previously that one teacher and two students were wounded in the shooting.
Greenville News is reporting that a 6-year-old child was airlifted to Greenville Memorial and is in critical condition. Greenville Memorial spokeswoman Sandy Dees confirmed that a child had been flown to the hospital, but would not release any further information.
A coroner says that the injuries of two students from a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school do not appear to be life-threatening.
Coroner Greg Shore gave the information to the Greenville News and Independent Mail.
Anderson County emergency services director Taylor Jones said the shooting happened at the Townville Elementary School on Wednesday and that a teen suspect is in custody. He says all other students are safe and have been evacuated to a nearby church.
A law enforcement officer says that a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school has left two students and a teacher wounded.
Anderson County emergency services director Taylor Jones says the shooting took place at the Townville Elementary School in Townville, South Carolina, on Wednesday, and that all other students are safe and being evacuated to a nearby church.
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9/28/2016 5:29:51 PM (GMT -4:00)