A year after the Townville Elementary School shooting, grief, questions, strength remain

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT MAIL, 27 SEPTEMBER 2017, FEAT. PROF. JOSH GUPTA-KAGAN

In a medical helicopter, caregivers attending to 6-year-old Jacob Hall tried so valiantly to save him that they rolled up their sleeves and transfused their own blood into his body, his family’s lawyers said.

Those desperate efforts were not enough to save the Townville Elementary School first-grader.

A year has passed since investigators said a teenager, Jesse Osborne, opened fire on the school playground.

And everyone — those connected to Jacob, to the Osborne family, to the school and its rural Anderson County community — is changed.

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