At least three people, reportedly two school children and a teacher, have been shot in a rural elementary school, in the US state of South Carolina.
Two children and one teacher were shot in a rural elementary school in Anderson County, South Carolina.
Sheriff’s deputies said the suspected gunman, an unidentified teenager, is in custody, and that the extent of victims’ injuries is not known.
Both children were airlifted to a pediatric trauma center in Greenville, South Carolina. The teacher, a woman, was taken to a hospital in Anderson County.
A sheriff’s deputy interviewed by WYFF, a local television station, said the school was searched and that officials felt there was no longer a threat. Children were evacuated via bus to a nearby Baptist church. The official said that deputies were “still trying to put together the facts”.
About 300 students attend the school, Townville Elementary School, roughly four hours drive west of the state capital, Charleston. Just 18 teachers work at the school.
The Anderson County coroner is reportedly also investigating a death nearby which could be linked to the shootings, according to local media.