Police: Student Kills Peer At South Carolina Middle School

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old student has been shot and killed by another 12-year-old student at a South Carolina middle school.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office says the shooter was found about an hour after the Thursday afternoon incident hiding under a deck not far from Tanglewood Middle School in Greenville.

The boy has been charged with murder and taken to a juvenile jail in Columbia.

Investigators say the boys knew each other but they aren’t sure what led to the shooting.

The family of the boy killed released a statement through a community justice group identifying him as Jamari Cortez Bonaparte Jackson, saying they loved him and asking for privacy.

Original Story (3/31/22):

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a student has been shot at a South Carolina middle school and taken to the hospital.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office says the shooter is a minor who was taken into custody outside Tanglewood Middle School a short time after the Thursday afternoon shooting.

School officials say they do not know the condition of the student who was shot.

Other students at the school were being taken to a nearby church where parents could pick them up.