South Carolina Shooting: 14-Year-Old Suspect Charged

by Elisha Fieldstadt /  / Updated 
Image: Townville Elementary School
An Anderson County sheriff's deputy outside Townville Elementary School after a shooting Wednesday at the school in Townville, S.C.Reuters

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The 14-year-old boy accused of shooting a teacher and two young students at a South Carolina elementary school after allegedly killing his father was charged as a juvenile Friday with murder and three counts of attempted murder.

The boy entered court for his first hearing Friday wearing a yellow jumpsuit. He didn’t say anything. His mother could be seen sobbing during the proceedings.

NBC News is not identifying the boy because of his age.

A judge ordered that he be held on the charges, and his defense attorney waived the boy’s next court appearance.

Related: South Carolina School Shooting: Six-Year-Old Jacob Hall in 'Fight for His Life'

Authorities have said the teen opened fire at Townville Elementary School in Anderson County on Wednesday afternoon, wounding a teacher and two boys, one of whom was critically injured.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident by a 30-year veteran of the Townville Volunteer Fire Department, authorities said.

The suspect's father, Jeffrey Dewitt Osborne, 47, was later found dead in his home.

Jacob Hall, the 6-year-old boy who was critically injured, was still in critical condition at the Greenville Health System Children's Hospital Friday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

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