In more awful news, a shooting in a South Carolina elementary school (should not be a normal phrase ever) has left at least two children and one teacher badly wounded. The suspect, a teenage boy, has been taken alive by police, and is safely under their custody. The shooting took place in the extreme western part of South Carolina, in a town called Townville.

According to CNN, the victims are under emergency medical care, with the severity of their injuries still unknown. After frantically picking up her daughter from school, one mother said: "Her teacher was shaken up. I know all the kids were scared. There was a bunch of kids crying, she didn't talk for about five minutes when I got her. ... I'm just so scared. I don't even want her to go to school now."

This story comes after several weeks of highly publicized police shootings. It's relevant because the ability of police to take an armed individual alive has been heavily debated, and it's clear that the cops succeeded in this circumstance to do so. We'll keep you updated with details as they emerge.