SEARCHABLE LIST OF SCHOOL RELATED SECURITY AND SAFETY INCIDENTS SINCE 1902

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Sunday, 05 May 1940

South Pasadena Jr High

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After being removed as principal of South Pasadena Junior High School, Verlin Spencer shot six school officials, killing five, before attempting to commit suicide by shooting himself in the stomach. He was later sentenced to five consecutive life sentences, and was released early on parole in 1970.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Shooting
  • Source: Wiki-Secondary School Attacks
  • Deaths: 5
  • Injuries: 2
  • City: South Pasadena
  • State: California
  • Facility Type: K-12
  • Facility SubType: Secondary
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: Yes
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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