Townville Elementary shooting victim Jacob Hall has died

We are heartsick to learn about the death of six year old Jacob Hall, one of three shot, including his classmate and their teacher, at Townville Elementary School in South Carolina on September 28th. Jacob was a happy boy, who loved to go to church and school. He was shot on his way out to the school playground.

We know firsthand the anguish his friends, family, teachers and classmates are facing. This didn’t have to happen, it should not have happened, and we are deeply saddened to add Townville, and any town, to the growing list of American communities forever touched by gun violence.

Mark, Nicole, and the entire Sandy Hook Promise team send all of our love to the Hall family and the Townville community during this extremely difficult time.