School Shooting Suspect to Face Judge

TOWNVILLE, SC — A teenager accused of opening fire inside an elementary school in upstate South Carolina is also accused of killing his father. That teen will face a judge Friday morning.

Two students and a teacher were hurt when police say the 14-year-old opened fire on a playground at Townville Elementary on Wednesday. A six-year-old boy is in critical condition.

Police say the shooter called his grandparents moments before the shootings, sobbing. They found the teen’s father dead.

Now, a firefighter is being called a hero for stopping the suspect.

“Feeling it was imperative to the safety of the students, the teachers, and all the responders that were on site, he immediately confronted and subdued that shooter,” said Townville Fire Chief Billy McAdams.

Townville Elementary is closed again on Friday.  Friends and family have set up a GoFundMe page for the six year old victim to help cover hospital bills.