Two children and teacher wounded in US school shooting

A teenager has been taken into custody after a shooting at a primary school in South Carolina yesterday afternoon.

Two children and a teacher were wounded in the incident, at Townville Elementary School in Anderson County – just 160 km northeast of Atlanta.

The children were airlifted to hospital and the teacher was transported by ambulance, according to police.


Buses transported the remaining students to a nearby church, with one student treated for trauma.

A dead body was also found on a dirt road near the school, the local coroner told CBS News.

The circumstances of the shooting are unknown to authorities, and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is yet to comment.

The incident contributes to an ongoing school and college shooting epidemic in the United States, which has claimed dozens of lives.

In 2012, the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting resulted in the deaths of 20 children and six teachers.