TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) - An elementary school playground where a South Carolina gunman opened fire could be turned into a "tranquility park" to honor the 6-year-old boy who died after being shot.
Anderson 4 Superintendent Joanne Avery says a new playground for Townville Elementary students will "help with the healing." The district hopes to raise $750,000. That estimate includes putting new play equipment elsewhere on school property and creating an open park in the existing space.
Avery says just 10 students were absent when classes resumed Thursday, a day after Jacob Hall's superhero-themed funeral.
Authorities say a 14-year-old boy killed his father before driving to the school Sept. 28.
Bullets struck Jacob, a classmate and his first-grade teacher. Jacob died Saturday. The other two were treated and released on the day of the shooting.