On Wednesday, the state of South Carolina witnessed a shooting at Townville Elementary School that left two children and one teacher injured.
A situation that happened, shortly after a young teen, that is being named the responsible person for the shooting, had opened fire in his home prior to arriving at the school, killing his father, Jeffrey Osborne.
Townville was located two miles from the 14-year-old shooter’s house.
According to news sources, the young man opened fire in the parking lot of the school but was stopped by volunteer firefighter James Brock before he could step inside.
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— The Associated Press (@AP) September 29, 2016
He “wants to remain humble and quiet about it” as he believes “he did nothing any of the other volunteer firefighters wouldn’t have done,” Scott Stoller, with Anderson County Emergency Management, told the Associated Press.
“Firefighter Brock is absolutely a hero,” he added.
At this time, the motives for the teen’s actions are unknown, news sources have reported.
— ABC News (@ABC) September 29, 2016
So far, the social media community is offering up condolences and calling for prayers.
Tweeting out my condolences to all of the victims of the South Carolina shooting. ??
— Gabrielle Seunagal ♛ (@ClassySnobbb) September 28, 2016
Pray for Townville. pic.twitter.com/hBHVCCviFC
— Taylor Batson (@Batson_Taylor) September 28, 2016
"South Carolina" bringing guns onto school campuses is beyond me. Our kids and educators should not have to live in fear of being shot!
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) September 28, 2016
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