Boy shot at South Carolina school to have superhero funeral

6-year-old Jacob Hall was shot at a South Carolina elementary school died Saturday after being shot at Townville Elementary school with another student and a teacher.

By: AP | Townville | Published:October 3, 2016 5:34 pm
South Carolina, South Carolina shooting, South Carolina school shooting, investigators looking for clues, gun violence, US gun violence, school shootings, South Carolina news, US news, latest news, Indian express File Photo: An Anderson County sheriff’s deputy stands outside of Townville Elementary School after a shooting in Townville, South Carolina, US, September 28, 2016. (Source: REUTERS/Nathan Gray, file)

The family of a 6-year-old boy shot at a South Carolina elementary school says a funeral is planned Wednesday, a week after he was shot as a first-grade class left for recess.

The family of Jacob Hall says the service will be at 11 am Wednesday at Oakdale Baptist Church in Townville.

Family members tell local news outlets that pallbearers will dress as superheroes and people attending also are encouraged to wear costumes. Jacob died Saturday after being shot at Townville Elementary school with another student and a teacher. The 14-year-old suspect also is charged with killing his father shortly before the shooting at the nearby school.

Classes are to resume Thursday. Teachers will report to work Tuesday for counseling and class preparation on Wednesday before classes resume.

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