Superhero funeral planned to honor 6-year-old boy fatally shot at Townville school

Katie Olvera, left, dressed as Wonder Woman, Aaron Sloan, middle, of Seneca, dressed as a Power Ranger, and John Suber, right, of Greenville, dressed as Superman, pay their respects during a wake service for Jacob Hall, at Oakdale Baptist Church, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 in Townville, S.C. Townspeople and classmates filled a church Tuesday evening to say goodbye to Jacob Hall, a 6-year-old boy who died in a school shooting, filing past a casket adorned with large photos, balloons and a life-size figure of one of his favorite superheroes, Batman.(Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP, Pool)


TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy who died after a teen gunman opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school is remembered as a superhero.

Jacob Hall’s family has encouraged people to dress as superheroes to celebrate his life, and many people obliged at his visitation Tuesday.

His funeral Wednesday comes a week after authorities say a 14-year-old boy killed his own father before driving to Townville Elementary School. Jacob, a classmate and a teacher were struck as they left for recess. That student and the teacher were treated and released from a hospital later that day.

A bullet struck Jacob in a main artery in his thigh.

District Superintendent Joanne Avery says there will be a district-wide moment of silence at 1:42 p.m. to mark one week since the shooting.

 

 

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