Update! As I stated in this episode, I had based my assessment of the situation on information released by public officials and news reports. I am now beginning to learn more detail on the events that took place that dreadful day at Townville Elementary from first hand accounts. I will be following this episode up with detailed and factual information as soon as it is compiled. There are many inaccuracies in the released reports and many news sources have told a story that is simply not accurate. I have now found numerous actionable lessons learned from this tragedy and my mission is to present them to as wide an audience as possible.
This was the most difficult episode of Gunfighter Cast I have ever recorded and I wasn’t able to say even half of things that I am feeling right now on this tragedy. I hope it does not sound like the babblings of an idiot.
If you get nothing else from this episode, please understand this sweet boy that humanity lost today.
“Our son, Jacob Hall, who was shot at Townville Elementary School on Wednesday, died today surrounded by family at Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital. 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.
We want to express our thanks and appreciation to the community for the outpouring of love and support. We also want to thank the doctors and nurses at GHS Children’s Hospital, who did everything in their power to try to save Jacob, and to Ms. Hollingsworth, who put her life on the line to try to protect and save Jacob. We also want to thank Preacher Blizzard and the staff of Oakdale Baptist Church, the Townville Rescue Squad, Townville Fire Department, Fire Chief Billy McAdams and all of the first responders. This is an extremely difficult time for our family, and we ask for privacy as we continue to grieve the loss of our beloved son. Funeral arrangements will be shared on Monday.” – Renae and Rodger Hall
Jacob’s Mother just announced a “Super Funeral” for Jacob her “Super son”. I am in awe of this family.