Officials: Townville firefighter stopped school gunman - FOX Carolina 21

Officials: Townville firefighter stopped school gunman

Posted: Updated:
Jamie Brock (Source: Townville FD) Jamie Brock (Source: Townville FD)
Deputies at Townville Elementary School (FOX Carolina/ Sep. 28, 2016) Deputies at Townville Elementary School (FOX Carolina/ Sep. 28, 2016)
Upstate children showed their appreciation to Townville Fire Department with notes of thanks. (FOX Carolina/ 9/29/16) Upstate children showed their appreciation to Townville Fire Department with notes of thanks. (FOX Carolina/ 9/29/16)
Upstate children showed their appreciation to Townville Fire Department with notes of thanks. (FOX Carolina/ 9/29/16) Upstate children showed their appreciation to Townville Fire Department with notes of thanks. (FOX Carolina/ 9/29/16)
TOWNVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A volunteer firefighter, who one of the first emergency responders to arrive at Townville Elementary School after shots rang out Wednesday afternoon, was able to stop the teen suspect and hold him until deputies arrived, Anderson County Emergency Management Director Taylor Jones said.

Deputies said a 14-year-old opened fire on the school’s playground just before 2 p.m. Two students and a teacher were hit by the bullets.

A teacher called 911 and officials said Townville firefighter Jamie Brock was one of the first to arrive, Jones said.

Jones said Brock engaged the teen, “took him down,” and held him until deputies arrived. The Anderson County Sheriff's Office later confirmed Brock was armed with a handgun at the time of the incident.

Deputies said within one minute of their arrival, the teen was in custody.

Brock has served the Townville community as a firefighter for 30 years, Jones said.

He also volunteers with the Crossroads Fire Department in Oconee County. Last year, he won Firefighter of the Year for the department.

“It’s just another example of how all the departments in Anderson County work together when emergency situations arise,” Jones said.

MORE: Deputies: 2 kids, teacher shot at Townville Elementary School

Copyright 2016 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
Fox Carolina
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WHNS; Greenville, SC. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.