The Latest: Student accidentally shoots self at SC school


GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a student at a South Carolina high school (all times local):

11:35 a.m.

Deputies say a student brought a gun to a South Carolina high school and suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Drew Pinciaro said in a news release that investigators are still trying to figure out what happened Friday morning in the cafeteria at Southside High School.

No other students were injured.

School district officials were starting to dismiss students to buses, drive home or be picked up by their parents.

Details about the student and how the gun got into the school have not been released.

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11 a.m.

School district officials say students are being allowed back into a Greenville, South Carolina, high school where one student was wounded in a shooting.

Greenville County School District spokeswoman Beth Brotherton says each student is being search before being allowed to re-enter Southside High School Friday morning.

Authorities say they received a 911 call just after 8:30 a.m. that someone had been shot in the school cafeteria. Brotherton says the student was conscious and talking and was taken to a local hospital.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Drew Pinciaro told local media outlets the situation at Southside High School was under control and that authorities were not searching for a shooter.

Brotherton would not answer questions about if the shot was self-inflicted or how the gun got into the school. Brotherton says parents will soon be allowed to pick up children if they want to.

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10 a.m.

Authorities say they are investigating the shooting of a student at a high school in Greenville, South Carolina, but are not actively seeking a shooter.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Dept. spokesman Drew Pinciaro told local media outlets the situation at Southside High School was under control and that authorities were not searching for a shooter.

Pinciaro said no arrests had been made.

School district spokeswoman Beth Brotherton says a student was shot Friday morning in the school cafeteria. She says the student was conscious and talking and was taken to a local hospital.

Southside and several other schools in the area were put on lockdown.

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9:40 a.m.

Officials say a student wounded in a shooting at a high school in Greenville, South Carolina, has been taken to the hospital.

District officials say in a statement the student is still conscious and talking. Officials say the shooting happened Friday morning in the cafeteria at Southside High School.

Several schools in the area have been placed on lockdown, and district officials say they’ve set up a perimeter around the school. They say they’ll tell parents shortly when they can pick up students.

Deputies did not immediately return a message seeking information on a possible shooter. Dispatchers have told local media outlets the shooting appears to be isolated.

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9:20 a.m.

Officials say a student has been wounded in a shooting at a high school in Greenville, South Carolina.

Greenville County School District spokeswoman Beth Brotherton said in a statement Friday that a student at Southside High School had been shot. Brotherton says the student is conscious and is with the principal and school nurse.

Local news outlet reported dispatchers as saying the shooting happened on campus and appeared to be an isolated incident.

Southside and a nearby elementary school were put on lockdown and emergency and school district officials were on their way to the scene.

Deputies did not immediately return a message seeking information on a possible shooter.