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BREAKING: 3 Students Shot In Drive-By At High School

Orangeburg County, SC – Three students were wounded in a drive-by shooting on the campus of a South Carolina high school on Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said someone in a car driving by Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School opened fire on students during afternoon dismissal, WIST reported. 

The school district confirmed on its website that three students were shot.

There is no word on the conditions of the wounded, the Insider Paper reported. 

The school went into lockdown immediately after the incident but students were later evacuated and taken to the Technology Center, WLTX reported. 

Parents were required to bring proper identification in order to be reunited with their students.

“We thank you for your patience and understanding as we prioritize safety,” school officials said. “Additional communication will be shared as soon as possible.”

Student drivers will be allowed to take their vehicles from the school parking lot after law enforcement officers have cleared the scene, WLTX reported.

Police have not released any information about suspects or motives for the shooting.

They also have not said whether they believe any of the wounded students were targeted.

The investigation into the drive-by shooting is ongoing, WIST reported.

UPDATE: School officials said all three wounded students were in “stable” condition on Wednesday evening. 

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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