GREER, S.C. (WSPA) – The family of a Townville Elementary School student who was killed after a shooting outside of his school last week is asking everyone to remember their son by dressing as his favorite superheroes.
South Carolina businesses are stepping up to show the family and Townville that they’re not alone.
Jacob Hall’s parents say that not only did he love superheroes but they believe he was one himself.
“He told me and his daddy one day, ‘You know what? I got a secret.’ I said, ‘What’s that, baby?’ He said, ‘I got super powers.’ He said, ‘I am cat boy, and at night when mommy and daddy are sleeping, I go out and save the town,” and I believe that’s what he’s doing right now,” Renae Hall, Jacob’s mother, said after he died Saturday.
Since then, people across the Upstate have been planning to wear their favorite superhero costumes and clothes this week as his family prepares to lay him to rest.
A local business, Palmetto Twist, decided they wanted to help by taking rush orders of superhero shirts at all six of their locations.
They announced late Sunday night that they would be taking Superman, Batman, Captain America and Flash shirt orders until noon Tuesday to get everyone ready for Jacob’s funeral Wednesday.
Then, a portion of the proceeds made will go to Townville. They say they’re working with the school district to find out where the money is needed.