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Additional officers assigned to SC school where student shot himself

The Greenville News

Officers at the scene of a shooting at Southside High School on Friday.
Officers at the scene of a shooting at Southside High School on Friday. Lauren Petracca / The Greenville News

Additional law enforcement officers will be present at Southside High School on Monday, a spokeswoman for Greenville County Schools said.

A student accidentally shot himself Friday in the cafeteria, and he and another student face charges in the incident. There will also be additional psychologists and social workers at the school to assist school guidance counselors with students and staff members who need help processing the events of Friday, said Elizabeth Brotherton, a spokeswoman for the school district.

Brotherton said the additional presence of law enforcement and school administrators is "purely to reassure students, faculty and the community that the school is safe."

"There is no ongoing threat," Brotherton said in an email.

Supplemental law enforcement officers will be at Southside through the end of the school year to assist the student resource officer, Brotherton said.

Southside High School will operate on a normal schedule Monday, May 16.

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