by: Brianna Chambers, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated: Sep 28, 2016 – 12:01 PM
TOWNVILLE, S.C. – Anderson County deputies are responding to an emergency situation at Townville Elementary School in Townville, South Carolina, according to Anderson County School District Four.
Law enforcement units are responding to a possible shooting, Fox Carolina reported. According to scanner reports, EMS and LifeFlight are responding to the scene. A nearby highway was blocked off while emergency crews responded.
Lt. Sheila Cole, spokeswoman for Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, said she was unable to confirm whether or not authorities have someone in custody, The Greenville News reported.
Oconee County deputies are helping to clear the school, according to Fox Carolina. Evacuated students are being moved to Oakdale Baptist Church, according to WYFF.
Townville Elementary has more than 280 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 6th grade, Greenville Online reported. The school is near South Carolina’s border with Georgia.
At least three people were injured, two of which were students who were shot and had non-life threatening injuries, the coroner said.
The coroner said that a man who may have had involvement in the incident is dead near the school.
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