Wednesday, March 29

1 student killed at South Carolina middle school

Corrections & clarifications: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the age of the shooting suspect.

GREENVILLE, SC— A minor is in custody after fatally shooting another student at Tanglewood Middle School on Thursday, authorities said.

The Greenville Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the victim and shooter were both 12-year-old males. The alleged shooter was taken into custody at a nearby residence after running from the school property, according to the statement.

“My heart breaks for this young boy’s family and my prayers are with them tonight,” Sheriff Hobart Lewis said in a statement. “Additionally, I will be praying for the other young boy who pulled the trigger and his family. I can not fathom what would cause someone to do this to another human being and especially at that age, but I know it’s a situation where we all need to turn to God.”

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