A tragic school shooting has been reported in South Carolina at Townville Elementary School. Early reports indicate there are at least 3 victims:
Anderson County deputies are responding to an emergency situation at Townville Elementary School , according to Anderson County School District Four.
School district officials could not provide any additional information as of 2 p.m.
Lt. Sheila Cole with the sheriff’s office said deputies had received reports of a possible shooting. However, Cole was not able to confirm that a shooting had occurred.
The elementary school is located at 105 Townville School Road near Lake Hartwell. Highway 24 was shut down near the school as emergency crews responded.
Oconee County deputies said they are assisting with the situation and helping to clear the school.
Deputies and emergency workers were reportedly staging at Townville Baptist Church. Medical helicopters were also reportedly called to the area.
More video coverage of the shooting is available here.
y'all PLEASE keep townville elementary in your prayers right now
— hannah douglas (@handoug_) September 28, 2016
Police are responding to reports of a shooting at Townville Elementary School in Anderson County, SC https://t.co/3VaLifUeIy
— Louis Klarevas (@Klarevas) September 28, 2016
— Alexandra Hess (@amh_hess) September 28, 2016
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