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BREAKING: South Carolina Middle School Student Shot By Classmate

Greenville, SC – A student was shot by a classmate in the 7th grade hallway at Tanglewood Middle School in Greenville on Thursday afternoon.

Greenville County Schools said in a statement that the incident occurred at about 12:30 p.m. on March 31, WHNS reported.

A school resource officer responded to the scene of the shooting and requested backup officers.

The suspect fled the school and left campus after the shooting, WYFF reported.

“Currently there are estimated over 100 deputies on scene as they continue working to identify the shooter, who is believed to be another student,” Greenville police said in a statement shortly after the incident occurred.

The wounded student was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital in unknown condition.

Police found the suspect a short while later “in short proximity to the school” and took him into custody, WYFF reported.

“This is a terrible, terrible situation… but the response has been incredible,” Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis told reporters at the scene.

Students were being evacuated from the middle school and taken to Brookwood Church for reunification with their parents, WHNS reported.

School officials said parents would be required to provide identification in order to pick up their students.

Police have not identified the wounded student or the gunman, both of whom are juveniles.

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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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