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School district superintendent releases statement on Jacob Hall's death

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Jacob Hall (Courtesy: Joanne Avery) Jacob Hall (Courtesy: Joanne Avery)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Anderson County School District Four Superintendent Joanne Avery released a statement on Saturday on the passing of Townville Elementary School first grader Jacob Hall.

Below is Avery's statement.

Anderson School District 4 and the staff and students at Townville Elementary mourn the loss of 6-year-old Jacob Hall. Jacob is an innocent victim of an unexplainable act of violence that occurred while he was on his way to the school playground Wednesday afternoon. Jacob was a delightful child who was full of joy and beloved by his family, friends and all at Townville Elementary School. Despite a strong fight these past few days, his life was cut short by this tragedy that cannot be explained or easily understood. Jacob will not be forgotten. We grieve for his parents and his family. We will wrap our arms around his teacher, his friends and his classmates.

We will continue to provide love and support to all in our schools and community as we work together to get through this tragic event. Townville, you are not alone. It is our hope that we all come together in a state of grace and peace as we support one another in the coming days and weeks. We need each other; we cannot get through this alone.

We ask all to join us in praying for and supporting Jacob’s family and the others injured in the shooting.

Jacob was shot on Sept. 28 when deputies said a teen gunman opened fire on the school's playground. Another student and a teacher were also shot and are recovering.


Townville Elementary shooting victim Jacob Hall has died

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