South Carolina law enforcement officials are reporting that there has been a shooting at an elementary school in Townville, SC.
The Townville Sheriff’s office said that their deputies received reports of a shooting at around 2 pm on Wednesday.
Lt. Sheila Cole who is with the Townville Sheriff’s office said that there are reports of multiple wounded, but she couldn’t say how many.
Law enforcement and EMTs are staging at Townville Baptist Church.
Medical helicopters have been called to the scene, and multiple agencies are en-route to assist.
At least two children and one teacher were transported to hospitals, with one being life-flighted because of the seriousness of the injuries.
A nearby highway has been shutdown as law enforcement officials work the scene.
The shooter, who is a teenager, has been taken into custody.
— CNN (@CNN) September 28, 2016
Authorities are saying that a homicide that occurred a few miles from the school is connected, and that the shooter killed one of his family members. None of those injured at the school are believed to be related, though.
Townville Elementary has 286 students in pre-K through the 6th grade.
The school is a gun-free zone.
We expect liberals to politicize the incident and call for a ban on guns at any second. Wait, they already are.. Idiots.
— Rob Grim (@Wandering_Rob) September 28, 2016
Your thoughts and prayers are meaningless. You want to make a difference? Gun control. #Townville
— Ashley Elizabeth (@AshleyElizabeth) September 28, 2016
Two children hurt in South Carolina elementary school shooting…and why do we not have gun control?https://t.co/4fDgnekD4M
— Olivia (@LiveandletLivvy) September 28, 2016
This is a developing story.