Superhero-Themed Funeral For 6-Year-Old Killed In South Carolina School Shooting
Are you ready for this many feelings today? I don't know if you are, but here's the story anyhow. People shared this story on their website:
Mourners dressed as superheroes assembled Wednesday for the funeral of Jacob Hall, the 6-year-old boy fatally injured when a teenage shooter allegedly opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school Sept. 28.
The funeral, which was live-streamed online, was superhero-themed because Jacob was interested in superheroes. Mourners dressed as the Avengers, Superman, Batman and others.Jacob’s casket was adorned with memorabilia including a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask, a Captain American action figure and superhero balloons. His family wore matching “Team Jacob” shirts. "
Jacob’s casket was decorated with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask and toys, a Captain American action figure and superhero balloons. There was a Batman mask inside the casket.
Jacob’s parents released a statement:
“Jacob came into our lives six years and four months ago and changed it completely. He showed us how to love, laugh and smile even on days we did not want to. God gave him to us and he was taken away from us by a senseless act.
We know that Jacob has already forgiven this child for what he did to him and his family because that’s the kind of child he was. Jacob was sent to this earth for this short a period of time to show us that there is such a thing as pure love. Jacob is in heaven with God now and everyone who loves him. Words cannot express how much we will miss him.”
There were tributes from neighboring school districts as well: