Fired Fla. Teacher Kills Principal, Self
Spanish teacher ranted about politics weeks before murder-suicide
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2012 12:18 AM CST
Dale Regan, head of the Episcopal School of Jacksonville, was shot and killed yesterday.    (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Jon M. Fletcher)

(Newser) – A teacher fired from a private Florida high school returned several hours later with an assault rifle hidden in a guitar case and killed the school's headmistress before taking his own life. Students say the Spanish teacher, 28-year-old Shane Schumert, had been ignoring the subject this semester, and was spending most of the time talking about politics.

"Over the last several weeks, he seemed dark," a parent with a son in Schumert's class tells the Times-Union. "He repeatedly talked about the Communist Manifesto and Marxism. Something wasn't right." The murdered principal, 63-year-old Dale Regan, had worked at the Jacksonville school for more than 30 years. "The entire school family mourns the loss of our friend and leader," the school said in a statement.

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dawnarun
Mar 8, 2012 1:47 AM CST
Why do the idiots always have to give communism a bad rap? It's like all the egotistical assholes who like nietzsche. Why can't a piece of literature not be dragged through the mud by a bunch of nut jobs and tyrants for once?
meanbill
Mar 7, 2012 3:33 PM CST
I don't trust any of those wide eyed, crazy looking, nutty talking, and crazy shouting, cursing Democrats, they're always shouting death to somebody, and hanging somebody in effigy, right? ----HELL just there looks will kill you, won't they? --------- RIGHT?
NotTooSerious
Mar 7, 2012 11:43 AM CST
Sprinkle a little communism here and there and it's all good.