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Dayton Shooting: Betts family to set up scholarship fund, thanks people for support

Published: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 @ 10:03 AM

The Betts family thanked everyone for their support and also plan to set up a scholarship fund, according to a friend’s Facebook post.

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“While they are not responding to social media right, they truly appreciate your love and support,” said Sean Halpin. “You have been heard and your support is truly appreciated.”

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Police identified 24-year-old Connor Betts as the gunman behind the Oregon District shooting. His sister, Megan Betts, was one of the nine people killed.

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“While this is an believably difficult situation, they are doing as well as could be expected, but have a long road ahead,” he said. “Please keep them in your hearts.”

He also said that a scholarship fund will be set up, but any requests for money should be checked with him to make sure they are legitimate.

“Unfortunately, there are some really s***** people out there who will take advantage of a bad situation,” he said.

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He added that the family is deleting their social media profiles and will be offline “for the foreseeable future.”