TOWNVILLE, S.C. -- A 14-year-old South Carolina boyduring a shooting at an elementary school has been charged as a juvenile with murder and three counts of attempted murder.
The teen appeared in juvenile court on Friday wearing a yellow jail jumpsuit and without any restraints. A judge ordered him to continue to be held.
The teen is accused of killing his father at their home on Wednesday before driving a pickup truck to a nearby elementary school and opening fire as a door was being opened for recess. Two students and a teacher at Townville Elementary were wounded. One of the students, a 6-year-old Jacob Hall,His family has said he is on life support.
Despite being shot in the shoulder, officials said, a teacher was able to barricade children inside.
Townville Fire Chief Billy McAdams said Thursday during a news conference that he responded to the school along with volunteer firefighter Jamie Brock, who
Brock, who had been hailed as a hero, says teachers who ushered students to safety deserve the praise.