What South Carolina officials had originally dubbed a drive-by shooting was no such thing. On Wednesday, a 14-year-old fired at three high school students in the back parking lot. The victims each sustained non-life-threatening wounds, authorities say.
The violence broke out on Wednesday, after the third day of classes at the high school.
Officials said teachers, who had been trained on how to handle active shooters, were able to contain the situation.
“We plan for these things, hoping we never have to use them,” the school superintendent said.
The sheriff added: “Because of their quick actions and different things they did out there at the school today, I believe that [they] saved lives and [kept] other students [from] being injured.”