The First Mass School Shooting- St. Mary’s Parochial School, Newburgh, New York, 1891

The first known mass shooting in the U.S. where students were shot, was on April 9, 1891, when 70 year old, James Foster fired a shotgun at a group of students in the playground of St. Mary’s Parochial School, Newburgh, New York, causing minor injuries to several of the students.

 

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From the list I’m providing you will see that the history of school shootings are very long. Dating all the way back to the 1700’s.

http://www.k12academics.com/school-shootings/history-school-shootings-united-states

 

Here’s an example of some of the cockeyed reasons.

February 12, 1909 San Francisco, California 10-year-old Dorothy Malakanoff was shot and killed by 49-year-old Demetri Tereaschinko as she arrived at her school in San Francisco. Tereaschinko then shot himself in a failed suicide attempt. Tereaschinko was reportedly upset that Malakanoff refused to elope with him.

My question is what was he doing talking to a 10 year old to begin with? Ten year olds aren’t mentally equipped to make these kind of decisions! I guess this explain how so many girls in the 1600, 1700, 1800 and early 1900’s were married with two or three children by age 14.

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May 18, 1927 Bath, Michigan School treasurer Andrew Kehoe, after killing his wife and destroying his house and farm, blew up the Bath Consolidated School by detonating dynamite in the basement of the school, killing 38 people, mostly children. He then pulled up to the school in his Ford car, then blew the car up, killing himself and four others. Only one shot was fired in order to detonate dynamite in the car. This was deadliest act of mass murder at a school in the United States.

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August 1, 1966 University of Texas Massacre Charles Whitman climbs atop the observation deck at the University of Texas-Austin, killing 16 people and wounding 31 during a 96-minute shooting rampage.

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A. White, a former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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3 Responses to The First Mass School Shooting- St. Mary’s Parochial School, Newburgh, New York, 1891

  1. As you can see the shootings and school murders are new according to the http://www..k12academics.com. They’re simply better reported nationally than in the past. In the past, the news of the shooting seemed to remained in the local area.

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  2. Muse says:

    OMG! I had no idea there had been so many and most of the early ones were some pychco dude shooting the teacher because she wouldn’t marry him. He was abusive that may be a clue as to why she said no.

    On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 7:45 AM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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    • Neither did I know the magnitude of these crimes and how often they occurred in the past. The information came from an academic organization. But I’m proud of the young people for standing up saying the adults have failed them and is taking matters into their own young hands in a march to change the gun laws.

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