GREENVILLE (WSPA) – A student at Southside High School was shot in the school cafeteria and several schools in the Greenville area are on alert Friday morning.
The Greenville County School District reports the student wounded at Southside High School is conscious and talking and was taken to a hospital by EMS.
Deputies have not release information on what happened, but a mom tells us her two daughters, who are students, texted her that a student shot himself. Students are having their backpacks searched.
Police are on the scene investigating and Southside High School is on lockdown. Thomas E. Kerns Elementary in the area is also on lock down.
Blythe Elementary and Grove Elementary have been advised to go on partial lockdown.
Student shot at Southside High School in Greenville
The district says an announcement will be made soon about when students can be picked up. Police have set up a perimeter around Southside HS and parents will not be allowed inside the perimeter.
Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies are looking around the school, including the roof.
The sheriff’s office says they are not actively looking for a shooter. All students are secure inside the building, according to deputies.
School officials say once law enforcement reaches a point in their investigation that allows them to release students, they will dismiss to parents or guardians with appropriate permission.
Although there is no longer danger or concern, school officials say will dismiss in a manner that allows full accountability. They want to make sure every child is accounted for.
Law enforcement and district personnel will be at the school to make sure dismissal is safe and orderly.
Parents should report to the front entrance on Frontage Road which will be their point of access to the campus, but school officials say they are not yet ready to release students.