- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

BELL, Fla. (AP) - Family and friends gathered at Bell High School to remember six children who were fatally shot by their grandfather.

Some 100 people viewed toys and photos displayed inside the school’s auditorium on Sunday evening.

Authorities say 51-year-old Donald Spirit also killed his daughter, 28-year-old Sarah Spirit on Thursday afternoon at their north Florida home.

The Rev. Jimmy Corbin of Mount Nebo Baptist Church told mourners “the world itself has been touched by the tragedy that happened in this town.” He says a pastor from the Cayman Islands had called to offer comfort.

The Gainesville Sun (https://bit.ly/1rfsQK5 ) reports a candle-lighting ceremony followed the service outside Bell Elementary School. School officials say they plan to plant seven live oak trees on school grounds in honor of the family.

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Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, https://www.gainesvillesun.com


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