A 30-year veteran firefighter named Jamie Brock is being hailed a hero this week, and rightfully so.
Brock, who is also a volunteer firefighter, stopped the teenager who shot two students and a teacher outside South Carolina’s Townville Elementary School on Wednesday. Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper said in a press conference on Wednesday evening that the firefighter “took him down.” The sheriff credits Brock with saving the victims’ lives.
“Firefighter Brock is absolutely a hero,” Scott Stoller with Anderson County Emergency Management told the Associated Press.
Brock does not want attention for his actions but “wants to remain humble and quiet about it” because he believes “he did nothing any of the other volunteer firefighters wouldn’t have done,” according to news outlets.
As Rare previously reported, two children and an adult were injured when an unidentified gunman opened fire at the school.
Authorities say they believe the teenage boy who was taken into custody following the shooting first fatally shot his father.