Original story: 9/28/16
A 14 year old teen shot and killed his father then drove to the Townille Elementary School in South Carolina where he wounded two students and a teacher. The teens name is being withheld. His father, Jeffrey Osborne, 47, was found dead at the home.
The students that the teen opened fire on were two six year old boys, one was shot in the foot and the other in the leg. One of the boys was in critical condition and undergoing surgery. The other boy and the teacher, shot in the shoulder, were treated and released from the hospital.
Jamie Brock, a 30 year veteran of the Townville Fire Department, pinned the teen down while the remaining students and teachers escaped to safety. He is being hailed a hero. Source: Reuters: Teen kills father, opens fire on South Carolina schoolyard: police & Source: WYFF4: 2 students, teacher injured in shooting at Townville Elementary; teen in custody
Update: 10/05/16: Boy laid to rest
Jacob Hall, the boy shot in the leg, was airlifted to a local hospital on Saturday. He later died due to the immense loss of blood. The Hall family asked mourners to wear superhero costumes to his funeral; Jacob wanted to be a super hero. He was buried in a Batman costume. His mom dressed as Robin. Jacob’s fellow six year old friend said Jacob ‘was really sweet,’ and ‘knew a lot about Jesus.’
Jesse Osborne, 14, is the teen accused of killing his father and now Jacob. Source: Independent Mail: In death, Jacob Hall’s reach grows
Update: 10/16/16: Suspect to be tried as an adult
The Tenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office says they have filed a motion to try Jesse Osborne as an adult. The teen has been charged with two counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder, and five counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. There will be a hearing in Family Court after the suspect is evaluated by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Source: WSPA 7 News: Court petitioned to try Townville shooter as adult
Update: 10/20/16: Interchange named
South Carolina transportation officials have agreed to name an exit on Interstate 85 nearest to Townville Elementary School after a 6-year-old who died in a shooting in September. The Department of Transpiration voted Thursday to puts signs up at I-85 and state Highway 24, calling it the “Jacob L. Hall Memorial Interchange.” Source: ABC News: South Carolina names interchange for school shooting victim
Update: 10/20/16: Public records sealed
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office exempted from disclosure video footage and other records related to the Townville Elementary School shooting. Lt. Sheila Cole of the Sheriff’s Office withheld the disclosure cited a section of law that allows for the non-disclosure of, “”information of a personal nature where the public disclosure thereof would constitute unreasonable invasion of personal privacy.” Supplemental reports filed after the shooting are also exempt from public disclosure.
The South Carolina Press Association stated that the non-disclosure was “ridiculous.” Source: The State: Video, other records in Townville Elementary shooting being withheld