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Jacob Hall's family speaks about "Jacob's Law"

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TOWNVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Almost a month after her nephew, Jacob Hall was fatally shot at Townville Elementary School, his aunt, Rebecca Hunnicutt says something more needs to be done to protect students across the state.

"The idea happened the day Jacob got shot,” explained Hunnicutt.

Hunnicutt says the family is still grieving over Jacob's death, but they plan to push for a law that would place officers or armed security guards in every school across South Carolina. Regardless if there is funding available right now to make it happen.

"I know everyone's talking about budgets. How this is going to happen. How they're going to do this or that,” she explained, “I'm sure if we dig hard enough, we look hard enough, we're going to find the funds."

Hunnicutt supported state representative, Joshua Putnam’s plan to propose a bill that would train select teachers and faculty to carry guns, an idea she is on board with.

Right now, there is no concrete interest for state lawmakers to jump on board with “Jacob's law,” but she's willing to work with anyone on getting it done.

"Because if we don't keep this on the front line, it's going to be forgotten. Then nothing's going to change,” said Hunnicutt, “That's going to be the tragedy"

Hunnicutt hopes to have real draft of the proposed bill by Jacob's birthday, May 9th.

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