Volunteer Firefighter Credited With Stopping South Carolina School Shooter

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A volunteer South Carolina firefighter was being hailed as a hero after being able to take down a teen gunman who opened fire at an elementary school Wednesday after shooting and killing his father at home.

Fox Carolina states authorities had said a 14-year-old opened fire on the Townville Elementary School playground just before 2 p.m. Two male students and a female teacher were struck by the gunfire.


Townville Elementary School

Anderson County Emergency Management Director Taylor Jones said that a teacher called 911 and Townville firefighter Jamie Brock was one of the first to arrive on the scene. Jones said Brock engaged the gunman and “took him down,” and held him until deputies arrived.


Firefighter Jamie Brock

A minute later, the gunman was in custody.

“It’s just another example of how all the departments in Anderson County work together when emergency situations arise,” Jones said.

One student was shot in the leg and the other in the foot, Capt. Garland Major with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said. Both students were male. The female teacher was hit in the shoulder.

An true act of heroism.

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