A 12-year-old student was shot in the middle of a South Carolina school‚ killing him. He was later identified by his family as Jamari Cortez Bonaparte Jackson. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. About an hour later‚ the suspect was arrested. He was found hiding under a deck about two miles away. The suspect was found with a handgun. Deputies said two students were friends before the shooting. The boy who fired the shots was also a student at the school. Authorities have confirmed that the 12-year-old student who died was a student at the middle school. The suspect was arrested near the school campus after the shooting occurred‚ and the Greenville County Sheriff's Office said they are not looking for additional suspects. They are continuing to investigate and will release updates as they become available. This is a tragic situation for the community‚ and we will continue to update you as we learn more. Police have released a sketch of the suspect. A 12-year-old boy‚ who allegedly shot the 12-year-old student‚ has been taken into custody. The boy was reportedly still armed when he was discovered‚ according to Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis. The suspect was charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. He was transported to a juvenile detention facility in Columbia‚ South Carolina. The suspect was detained away from the Tanglewood Middle School campus. He has been arrested and taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office plans to pursue a charge of murder. The other charges include possession of a firearm on school property and involvement in a violent crime. The suspect will be tried for the murder of a 12-year-old student. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office confirmed that a 12-year-old student died in the incident. The suspect was arrested near the Tanglewood Middle School campus after 1:45 p.m. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office also said it is not looking for other suspects at this time. They are attempting to reassure parents and students alike. We can't wait for tomorrow's news. As a result of the shooting‚ a 12-year-old student has died at Tanglewood Middle School. A 12-year-old suspect was taken into custody after the incident. The school is now closed. The victim was shot by a gunman who was armed and unarmed. The suspect was arrested near the school‚ but the Greenville County Sheriff's Office is not looking for any other suspects at this time. A 12-year-old student was shot and is in custody.
A school resource officer at the school was alerted to the shooting and requested emergency backup. The incident is believed to be an isolated incident‚ but police said the shooter is known. As the situation continues to unfold‚ the suspect is not a threat to other students. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office says he is not seeking additional suspects. A 12-year-old student was shot and killed inside the school. He was found with a firearm‚ but was unable to be identified. A second 12-year-old student was injured‚ but survived. A school resource officer was able to help the injured student‚ and the shooter was arrested. The shooter was not able to be arrested until about 1:45 p.m. Afterward‚ the Greenville County Sheriff's Office released a statement saying that he was not a suspect and there are no other suspects. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office confirmed that a 12-year-old student died in the shooting at Tanglewood Middle School in South Carolina. The suspect was taken into custody after the shooting. He was being held in a nearby area. He was being treated at the hospital. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said that the suspect has not yet been arrested and there are no additional suspects.
I have spoken with Sheriff Lewis and SLED Chief Keel about the shooting at Tanglewood Middle School. I’m grateful for the officers and agents who responded quickly and admirably to an immensely difficult situation. — Gov. Henry McMaster (@henrymcmaster) March 31, 2022