The teen crashed his pickup truck into the playground fence before opening fire and wounding a teacher and two students as they left the building for recess, Anderson County District 4 Superintendent Joanne Avery posted online Thursday. She said the shooter never entered the school.
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The shooting left a 6-year-old boy in critical condition and undergoing surgery, Scott Stoller, Anderson County’s director of emergency services, told the Anderson Independent Mail.
Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper said earlier that Brock, a 30-year veteran of the Townville Volunteer Fire Department, “just took him down” and stopped the teen before he could get inside the school.
“Our entire family is absolutely shocked and saddened by the senseless actions of our son and grandson.We are praying and will continue to do so for the two precious children who were wounded, and for their courageous teacher who was wounded while rescuing the children.We cannot express the devastation we feel at the loss of our beloved Jeff.We are thankful to have friends who have expressed their sympathy and support 2 Tiffney that the loss of her husband. Please pray for our family that the Lord will help us as we face this unimaginable ordeal.”