The Greenville school shooting is still under investigation, but at least one student has been arrested. Twelve-year-old Jamari Cortez Bonaparte Jackson was shot by a fellow student and later died from his injuries. He was pronounced dead at PrismaHealth in Greenville. The suspect was arrested nearby, but the sheriff’s office has not released the suspect’s name or location.
Police have confirmed that a 12-year-old student shot and killed another student at Tanglewood Middle School in Greenville, South Carolina. The shooting occurred in the school’s 700 wing. The school resource officer requested backup and said the student was shot in the chest. After the shooting, the student was transported to the hospital and died of his injuries.
The suspect’s name has not been released yet, due to his age. He’s being charged with murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime. The suspect and victim were known to each other. The school was placed on lockdown after the gunshot was heard, but everyone in the school was evacuated to nearby churches. Police have not released any details about how the suspect came to the school with a gun. Counselors have been talking with the students and are available to provide assistance and support.
The 12-year-old boy charged with murder and two other charges include possessing a firearm during a violent crime, possession of a firearm on school property, and unlawful possession of a weapon by a person under 18 years old. He is currently being held at the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia. The boy’s attorneys have waived his initial hearing in family court and are working to get him a new hearing date.
According to the Greenville school shooting, a 12-year-old student was shot at Tanglewood Middle School in Greenville, South Carolina. The school resource officer called in backup for the school immediately after the incident. The suspect was arrested and is facing firearm and murder charges. The 12-year-old victim has been identified.
The Greenville school district is providing counseling services for students and their parents. The school district has about 90 counselors on staff, and it’s important for parents to know that there are options available if their child needs help. The school district has partnered with the local community mental health agency, which employs a team of therapists.