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Teen Charged With Attempted Murder in SC School Shooting

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(ABC News) – A 14-year-old who allegedly shot three people outside a South Carolina elementary school appeared in court today.

The teenager was charged with one count of murder in the death of his father, 47-year-old Jeffrey Osborne, and three counts of attempted murder, one for each of the people who were shot at Townville Elementary School on Wednesday.

A judge in Townville agreed to detain the teen pending his trial, saying there was enough evidence in the case to hold him. He has not yet entered a plea. His mother cried as he appeared in court.

The boy’s attorney, Frank Eppes, did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

PHOTO: Korrie Bennett hugs Heather Bailey after recovering their children following a shooting at Townville Elementary in Townville, Sept. 28, 2016.
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Korrie Bennett hugs Heather Bailey after recovering their children following a shooting at Townville Elementary in Townville, Sept. 28, 2016.

Students were at recess when the suspect allegedly approached the playground armed with a handgun, police said. A volunteer firefighter who arrived minutes after the 911 call was placed tackled the teen to the ground. A teacher and two students were injured in the shooting, including a 6-year-old boy who was on life support in the intensive care unit at a local hospital as of Thursday.

After the shooting, the school announced that it would be closed for the remainder of the week.

The teen’s father was found dead of a gunshot wound at his home about two miles away from the school. The Anderson County Coroner said Wednesday that the death appeared to be a homicide.

PHOTO: Authorities respond to a report of a shooting at a Townville Elementary School, Sept. 28, 2016, in Townsville, South Carolina.

Mike Ellis/Independent Mail/AP Photo Authorities respond to a report of a shooting at a Townville Elementary School, Sept. 28, 2016, in Townsville, South Carolina.

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