September 2016: South Carolina School Shooting
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of September 2016.
1. Native Mosquitoes in Miami Test Positive for Zika 2. ITT Tech Closes its Doors 3. Wells Fargo Fined 4. U.S. Open Winners 5. Miss Arkansas Wins Miss America 6. NCAA Leaves North Carolina 7. U.S. and Israel Reach $38 Billion Deal 8. Government Recalls Samsung Note 7 9. Police Kill Tyre King in Columbus 10. Playwright Edward Albee Dies 11. Tensions Mount Over Dakota Access Pipeline 12. Police Kill Terence Crutcher in Tulsa 13. Bombs in New York and New Jersey 14. ISIS Claims Responsibility for Nine Stabbed at Minnesota Mall 15. Sound of Music's Charmian Carr Dies 16. Police Kill Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte 17. Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce 18. Billionaire Leon Cooperman Charged with Insider Trading 19. Millions Are Compromised in Yahoo Hack 20. Man Armed with Shotgun Kills Five in Burlington, Wash. 21. Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Dies 22. Pitcher Jos Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident 23. Clinton v. Trump in First Presidential Debate 24. Police Kill Black Man in San Diego 25. Congress Denies Obama's Veto 26. School Shooting in South Carolina 27. Train Crash in Hoboken, New Jersey
- South Carolina School Shooting
- On September 28, 2016, in Townville, South Carolina, a homeschooled teenager shoots and kills his father, then he proceeds to the local elementary school playground where he shoots two male students and a female teacher. The teacher and one of the boys are treated and released from the hospital, the other boy is still in serious condition. The shooter is apprehended quickly by Jamie Brock, a 30-year firefighting veteran. The shooter has yet to be publicly identified but is in custody.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt