Teen Kills Dad, Shoots 2 Children, Teacher at US School, Officials Say

Members of law enforcement investigate an area at Townville Elementary School in Townville, South Carolina, after a shooting, Sept. 28, 2016.
Members of law enforcement investigate an area at Townville Elementary School in Townville, South Carolina, after a shooting, Sept. 28, 2016.

A 14-year-old boy killed his father Wednesday before going to a nearby elementary school and shooting two children and a teacher in South Carolina, authorities said. The suspect was in custody.

The shooting happened at Townville Elementary School in Anderson County, located near the Georgia state line about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta.

Captain Garland Major with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said one of the students was shot in the leg and the other in the foot. Both are 6-year-old boys. The female teacher was hit in the shoulder

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.