Elementary Teacher Robbed, Shot While Working Second Job as DoorDash Driver

An elementary school teacher in South Carolina was recently robbed and shot while working a second job as a DoorDash delivery driver.

According to the city of Tega Cay, the man was identified as Brett Maksymik, a fifth grade teacher at the Tega Cay Elementary School. In a Facebook post, the city said that the incident happened over the past winter break when a man attempted to rob and shot Maksymik in the back, while he was working as a DoorDash driver.

City officials said that Maksymik had surgery to remove the bullet from his body and he is "expected to make a full recovery; although the healing process will take time."

Police have not released any information on a possible suspect in the incident. According to WSOC-TV in South Carolina, the shooting incident occurred on December 18, when police in Charlotte received reports of a man who had been shot.

Shorty after the incident occurred, a GoFundMe page was set up to provide relief for Maksymik's medical funds. The page was set up by the parent of one of Maksymik's fifth grade students.

"Over the recent Winter Break, Mr. Maksymik, one of our beloved fifth grade teachers at Tega Cay Elementary was the victim of a random act of violence. While working his evening and weekend part-time DoorDash job, he was shot from behind during an attempted robbery and the bullet was lodged in his abdomen. He successfully made it through surgery on 12/19 and has begun the healing/recovery process. Since then, he has had a few setbacks and needed additional surgery. Mr. Maksymik is okay and doctors do expect him to make a full recovery. THANK GOODNESS!" the GoFundMePage said.

The description of the GoFundMe page said that Maksymik is currently on a very strict diet as he recovers from his injuries and the page is seeking to acquire donations "to help relieve the extra costs of hospital/medical bills, medication, physical therapy, and other unforeseen expenses."

"Mr. Maksymik is a private person and while he would never come out and ask for help, his class feels compelled to do something. As a class we can help; but as a community we can make an impact!" the description added.

Since the GoFundMe page was created last week, it has garnered over $25,000 in donations.

While speaking with WBTV in South Carolina, a parent of a child who attends the elementary school said, "It's a nice deal when people can come together and really help someone who really needs this money."

Newsweek reached out to the Tega Cay Elementary School for further comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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A South Carolina elementary school teacher was recently shot while working a second job as a DoorDash driver. Above, police tape hangs across the street in front of a house in Park City, Kansas, on February 26, 2005. Larry W. Smith/Getty