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South Carolina school shooting: 2 children, 1 teacher wounded, officials say

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TOWNVILLE, S.C. – Two children and a teacher were shot by a gunman at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, a spokesman for Anderson County Emergency Management told reporters Wednesday afternoon.

“Right now we are still developing information. We are still treating patients. One of the children was life-flighted to Greenville Trauma Center,” Anderson County EMS Director Scott Stoller said.

Authorities were called to Townville Elementary School at about 2 p.m. in reference to an “emergency situation,” according to WHNS.

Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore, who is also a paramedic, told the Independent Mail two children have been shot and their injuries do not appear life-threatening.

The two students were sent to a local trauma center, Taylor Jones said.

The teacher was also hospitalized.

The suspected shooter, a teenager, is in custody, Jones said.

The severity of the injuries is not known.