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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.
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.