Tuesday, 25 February 1902


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Teacher Fletcher R. Barnett shot and killed another teacher, Eva C. Wiseman, in front of her class at a school. After shooting at a pupil who came to help Miss Wiseman and wounding himself in a failed suicide attempt, he waited in the classroom until a group of farmers came to lynch him. He then ran out of the school building, grabbed a shotgun from one of the farmers and shot himself, before running away and leaping into a well where he finally drowned. The incident was likely sparked by Wiseman's refusal to marry Barnett.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Shooting
  • Source: Wiki-Primary School Attacks
  • Deaths: 2
  • Injuries: 0
  • City: Camargo
  • State: Illinois
  • Facility Type: K-12
  • Facility SubType: Primary
  • Perpetrator: Fletcher R. Barnett
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: Yes
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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