12 Year Old Student Fatally Shot at Tanglewood Middle School in Greenville

A 12 year old student was fatally shot by a classmate at Tanglewood Middle School in Greenville yesterday. Around 12:30 p.m. a school resource officer called for emergency backup after hearing gunshots at the school and authorities learned that the two students involved knew each other. After the incident, the suspect ran from the school but deputies apprehended him while he was hiding on the property of a nearby home. They also recovered a weapon. According to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, the 12 year old suspected shooter was arrested and charged with murder and other firearm charges. They were sent to a juvenile justice center in Columbia. The motive of the shooting and how the suspect came into possession of the gun remains under investigation. The victims name is expected to be released later today.