Jacob Hall, the 6-year-old murdered during South Carolina's recent school shooting, has a superhero-themed funeral attended by the State's Governor Nikki Haley.
As previously reported last week, there was a tragic shooting in Townville, South Carolina in an elementary school perpetrated by a teenage assailant. Just prior to the incident, the teenager murdered his father, and up until a few days ago, that person was the only fatal casualty of the incident. Unfortunately just a few days ago, it was announced that 6-year-old Jacob Hall had tragically succumbed to his injuries.
To honor Jacob, his community in Townville hosted a superhero-themed funeral and ceremony (superheroes were his favorite), and an insane amount of people actually showed up, many in costume.
One of those mourners was a man named John Buckland, who came in a movie-quality Batsuit and Batmobile.
Jacob's casket was decorated with some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys, a Captain American action figure, and a Batman mask inside the casket.
Dale Hall, dressed as #Superman, stands before the casket of his brother, 6-year-old Jacob Hall, at Oakdale Baptist in Townville, South Carolina. . Jacob died after a teen gunman opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school. He was struck by a bullet in a main artery in his thigh as he left for recess. A fellow classmate and a teacher were also shot but were treated and released from the hospital. . Jacob's family encouraged people to dress as superheroes to celebrate his life. . Tap the link in our profile for more images from the funeral. (📷: Ken Ruinard / @independentmail via @AP.Images) #NBCNewsPics #JacobHall #SouthCarolina
It's been said that when a person dies young, they are mourned by more people. In Jacob's case, one of those funeral atendees was the State Governor Nikki Haley. And even outside of the town, groups around SC dressed up as superheroes in solidarity with Jacob Hall and his mourners.
Prayers for Jacob Hall and Townville, South Carolina.