Skip to main content

Teen Shoots Father, Heads to School and Shoots Teacher, Students


Share This article

A volunteer firefighter is being hailed as a hero after stopping a teenager who shot three people at a South Carolina elementary school.
The shooting spree began at the teen's home about two miles from Townville Elementary School. 
The young boy is accused of shooting and killing his father, Jeffrey Osborne, before heading to the school. 

He opened fire in the school's parking lot, but firefighter James Brock stopped him before he could get into the building. 

He "wants to remain humble and quiet about it" as he believes "he did nothing any of the other volunteer firefighters wouldn't have done," Scott Stoller, with Anderson County Emergency Management, told the Associated Press.

"Firefighter Brock is absolutely a hero," he added. 
Sheriff's Capt. Garland Major said one student was shot in the leg and the other in the foot. Both students were male. A female teacher was also hit in the shoulder.

"We are heartbroken about this senseless act of violence," said Joanne Avery, superintendent of Anderson County School District 4. She canceled classes at the school for the rest of the week.

Authorities said they do not yet know the shooter's motive and they remain unsure if the students and teacher were targeted. 

"There are no racial undertones there. There's no terrorism involved," Major said. "We're confident we have the sole shooter and no one else is involved."

The teen's father was found by his grandparents. His mother was at work at the time of the shooting. 

The police have not released the boy's name and exact age. 

Share This article