Three wounded in a South Carolina primary school shooting


Two students and a teacher have been wounded after a teenager opened fire at a South Carolina primary school.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore told the Anderson Independent Mail that the students do not appear to have life-threatening injuries. Thankfully, all other students at Townville Elementary School are safe following the shooting, according to Anderson County emergency services director Taylor Jones.

Students were taken by bus to a nearby church and reunited with their parents.

Child reunited with her father.
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Jamie Meredith, a student's mother, said some of the children went into the toilets during the shooting.

"I don't know how they knew to go in the bathroom, but I know her teacher was shaken up. I know all the kids were scared. There was a bunch of kids crying. She didn't talk for about five minutes when I got her," she told WYFF.

South Carolina shooting.
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Television images showed officers swarming the school.

The school is in a very rural part of the state and surrounded by working farms, located about 110 miles north east of Atlanta. According to its annual report Townville Elementary had about 300 students last year.