TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy who died after a teen gunman opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school will be remembered Wednesday as a superhero.
Jacob Hall’s family has encouraged people to dress as superheroes to celebrate what he enjoyed.
“We want to honor Jacob, celebrate Jacob, in a way he would love,” his great-aunt, Rebecca Hunnicutt, told the Anderson Independent-Mail.
His funeral comes a week after authorities say a 14-year-old boy killed his own father before driving a pickup to Townville Elementary School and crashing into a playground fence. Jacob, a classmate and a first-grade teacher were struck by bullets as they left for recess. That student and teacher were treated and released from a hospital later that day.