Saturday, May 06, 2006

Things They Never Taught Us in School

The principal who resorted to a gun
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2006

>>May 6, 1940: Soon after learning that he would be fired as principal of what was then South Pasadena Junior High School, Verlin Spencer pulled out a gun at a board meeting and shot six colleagues — five fatally.<<

I grew up in South Pasadena, attending the public schools, and I lived there for a while again in my adult life. My nephews currently attend the schools there. Things have calmed down just a tad.

>>Cornered in the empty school cafeteria, Spencer shot himself in an attempted suicide, the newspaper said.
Spencer pleaded guilty and was given five life sentences. He was paroled in 1970, on the condition that he leave California.<<

Wow! That's what I call history!

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