A murder investigation has been launched after the shooting death of an elementary school administrator who was found in a car.
Police in South Carolina claimed a guy was discovered in the car next to Wendy Cook, 54, who was fatally shot on August 21.
Police discovered a revolver in the car and are looking into whether her alleged killer was one of her former students, according to WBTW.
Her death was judged a homicide by the coroners.
Police have disclosed that they detained Kyle Church, 31, on suspicion of murder.
Cook and Church, according to Dillon County Sheriff Douglass Pernell, were acquainted.
He is also charged of having a weapon in the course of a violent crime.
Stewart Heights Elementary School’s principal was Cook.
As soon as word of her passing spread online, tributes poured in.
A woman by the name of Ellie called Cook a “diamond” and a “unique person.”
She posted on Facebook: “Thank you for all that you’ve done and especially for loving my kids.
“They will always remember the love that you’ve shown them… sending endless love, hugs, and prayers for her family, friends, and school babies.”
And, friend Kelly DeBran said: “There are not many aces in the pack, but I promise you will forever be one of mine.
“I love you forever and I will forever miss you so much more.”
The “best boss lady” that they could have worked for, according to mourners, was Cook.
The superintendent of schools for South Carolina, Molly Spearman, also expressed her sadness at Cook’s passing.
She said: “Her colleagues and friends in the Dillon County School District 4 talk about the great work she did leading her school and the many impacts she had on her students and staff.”