TOWNVILLE, SC (WCSC/WHNS) - A 14-year-old South Carolina boy accused of killing his father and wounding three people during a school shooting has been charged as a juvenile with murder and three counts of attempted murder.
The teen appeared in juvenile court on Friday wearing a yellow jail jumpsuit without any restraints. A judge ordered him to continue to be held.
The teen is accused of killing his father at their home on Wednesday before driving a pickup truck to a nearby elementary school and opening fire. Two students and a teacher at Townville Elementary were wounded. One of the students, a 6-year-old boy, is in critical condition at a hospital.
Authorities have not released a motive.
One of the students, Jacob Hall, was airlifted to the Greenville Hospital System pediatric trauma unit after being shot in the leg. During a press conference on Thursday, relatives said Jacob suffered massive blood loss and was on life support, too weak currently for additional surgeries, WHNS-TV reported.
"As long as his heart's beating, we've got hope," his great-aunt Rebecca Hunnicutt said.
His parents, Rodger and Renae Hall, said, "We appreciate the community's support, especially the Townville Rescue Squad who treated Jacob onsite and brought him to the hospital. We appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers and ask for privacy during this difficult time."
The other student, who was shot in the foot, and the teacher, shot in the shoulder, were taken to AnMed Health System for treatment and were later released.