3 students shot outside South Carolina high school, 1 in custody

State News

ORANGEBURG CO., SC (WSPA) – Three students were shot in a drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon outside an Orangeburg County high school.

According to the Orangeburg County School District, the students were shot during afternoon dismissal at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School.

The district said the three students are in stable condition.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff said one person is in custody in connection with the shooting.

The district and law enforcement evacuated students to the Technology Center on Magnolia Street.

Parents and guardians were asked to report to the center with appropriate identification to pick up their students.

South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman released this statement regarding the shooting:

“My heart is heavy for the students & staff at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High impacted by this senseless act of violence. I am thankful for the swift action of first responders and hope that those responsible are held accountable. We must ensure schools are safe learning environments.”

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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