Firefighter armed during Townville school shooting, deputies say

Townville Firefighter

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Firefighter Jamie Brock was armed during the shooting at Townville Elementary School last week, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say the investigation indicates that Brock had a handgun at the time of the shooting.

However, the 30-year veteran volunteer firefighter tackled and held the suspect until law enforcement arrived to arrest him, deputies say.

Two students and a teacher were injured in the shooting. The shooter’s father, 47-year-old Jeffrey Osborne, was shot and killed at his home on Osborne Road before the shooting at the school.

One student, Jacob Hall, was shot in the leg and died from his injuries.

Another student was shot in the foot and a teacher was shot in the shoulder, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

Both were released from the hospital later the day of the shooting.

Deputies say there is no known relationship between the suspect and the victims.

The shooting happened at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Deputies say they were on-scene within seven minutes, and the suspect was apprehended on the school grounds before 2:00 p.m.

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