Principal Dale Regan Killed in Jacksonville School Shooting
Shane Schumerth Kills Principal Dale Regan, Himself
Another school shooting took place, this time at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Florida on March 6, 2012. Yet another school shooting, but this one is slightly different. 28-year-old Spanish teacher Shane Schumerth, who had been fired earlier that morning, returned to campus and killed Principal Dale Regan.
Shane Schumerth had to be escorted from campus when he was fired; the reason for his dismissal hasn't yet been made clear. Schumerth returned to the Episcopal School of Jacksonville with an AK47 hidden in a guitar case.
Schumerth went to the admin office and shot Dale Regan several times, killing her. He then turned the weapon on himself. Dale Regan had worked at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville for 34 years, seven of which were spent as principal. Shane Schumerth was fired during his second year at the school.
Maria Boyance, a junior at the private Christian school, said, "First we heard a gunshot, then we heard like eight more. Another teacher came in and said, 'Go to the small office on the side and hide. A lot of people were crying and freaking out, but the teachers stayed calm the whole time."
Dale Regan was 63, and is survived by two adult sons. Vigils are being organized at Jacksonville's Episcopal churches.