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Elementary school mourns loss of two students after weekend shooting

WELLINGTON -- The elementary school mourning the loss of two brothers said counselors will be on hand to talk to students today.

"Binks Forest Elementary is deeply sadden with the events that took place during the weekend where two students lost their lives," school administrators said in a statement. "The school is providing a safe and nurturing environment to all students. Grieving sessions will be taking place. Psychologists, grief counselors and staff will be available to provide emotional support to all students."

According to police, Eric and Joshua Jacobson, both seven, were shot along with their mother, Franki, in their sprawling Wellington home. Investigators discovered the boys' father, Neal Jacobson, slumped over the steering wheel of his car at the intersection of U.S. 411 and Atlantic Avenue, in unincorporated Delray Beach.

According to a police report, Neal Jacobson told police he had killed his family. He also said he had taken 10 Xanax in an attempt to kill himself.

Neighbors described Neal Jacobson as loving and protective of his children, saying, "If you told me he won father of the year I would not be surprised."

Jacobson is at Delray Community Hospital.

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