Friday May 13, 2016 – GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities said they were not actively seeking a shooter after a student wounded in a shooting at a South Carolina high school was taken to the hospital Friday morning.
The shooting happened in the cafeteria at Southside High School in Greenville, according to officials with the Greenville County School District. Spokeswoman Beth Brotherton said the student was conscious and talking when he was picked up by emergency medical personnel.
District officials said they’ve been told by deputies from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department that students would be allowed to return to class after the school had been checked by law enforcement officers.
Dispatchers said the shooting appeared to be an isolated incident. Southside and nearby schools were put on lockdown, and district officials said they were working with law enforcement to come up with a plan for parents to pick up students from the area.
Deputies did not immediately return a message seeking information on a possible shooter. Drew Pinciaro, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department, told local media outlets the situation was under control and they were not searching for a shooter but that no arrests had been made.