SC School Shooting Victim Gets a Superhero's Send-Off
6-year-old Jacob Hall has passed away. Our hearts are heavy. Please join us in prayer for his family. pic.twitter.com/kZ75jdjQOn
— FOX Carolina News (@foxcarolinanews) October 1, 2016
The family of Jacob Hall will dress him in a superhero costume, and all pallbearers and many family members and friends will be honoring him in costume as well.
Hall was shot at his elementary school in Townville, near Clemson, last week by a 14-year-old boy who is now in custody.
Upon hearing that young Jacob had succumbed to his injuries, John Buckland, who founded the Heroes 4 Higher organization in West Virginia, reached out to the Hall family to offer the use of his "specially-fitted" 'Batmobile' for the child's memorial service.
"At the request of the friends and family of young Hero Jacob, the HopeMobile will roll to the funeral to honor, support and encourage the family...We are honored to be asked and able to help," Buckland wrote.
Heroes 4 Higher visits child cancer survivors and families of victims, and those involved in counseling, as well as visiting places of worship and domestic violence centers.
Jacob's mother Renae said that the young boy personified the four principles of Buckland's organization: 'Never give up, always do the right thing, help other people, and never be a bully'.
— Mauldin Police (@MauldinPolice) October 3, 2016