Student shot dead, 1 in custody in Greenville County school shooting

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A student was fatally shot Thursday afternoon at a college in Greenville County and a suspect is in custody, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office reported.

“Deputies have arrested an individual believed to be the Tanglewood Middle School shooter,” Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Ryan Flood said in a statement. “The male suspect was located in the vicinity of the school and is described as a minor, but no further information is available at this time. Deputies are not looking for any additional suspects.

Flood said the school resource officer at Tanglewood Middle called for emergency help just before 12:30 p.m. after a student was shot dead. The gunshot victim was taken to hospital and his condition is not known at this time.

The shooter is believed to be another student, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

The Greenville County School District released a statement saying shots were fired inside Tanglewood Middle. Multiple agencies responded, said school district spokesman Tim Waller.

The students were taken to Brookwood Church in Simpsonville.

FOX Carolina television station said it received multiple calls about law enforcement vehicles at the scene and the sheriff’s office said there were more than 100 deputies.

A WYFF-TV helicopter hovering over campus around 1:30 p.m. showed a long line of school buses on their way to school, located southwest of the town of Grreenville.

Tanglewood has grades six through eight and about 800 students.

This is a developing story, please check for updates.

This story was originally published March 31, 2022 1:29 p.m.

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