14-year-old arrested after 3 shot in SC high school parking lot

State News

Parents wait for students to be released after a shooting outside Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Investigators said three students were wounded in the drive-by shooting but are expected to recover. (Gene Crider/The Times and Democrat via AP)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina high school will remain closed the rest of this week after three students leaving school for the day were hurt in a shooting in the school parking lot.

The Orangeburg County School District says the three Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School students did not suffer life-threatening injuries in Wednesday’s shooting.

Investigators say a 14-year-old was arrested about an hour after the shooting while still on campus.

His name was not released, but authorities say they are talking about charging him as an adult with three counts of assault and battery with intent to kill.

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