Fla. school murder-suicide shooter identified as former Spanish teacher Shane Schumerth
By Crimesider Staff
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -The shooter in Tuesday’s murder-suicide at a Jacksonville school has been identified as a former Spanish teacher at the Episcopal school.
Authorities say 28-year-old Spanish teacher Shane Schumerth was fired Tuesday before returning to the school in the afternoon carrying an assault rifle in a guitar case, according to CBS affiliate WTEV. He allegedly killing 63-year-old headmistress Dale Regan then committed suicide.
Details about Schumerth’s firing were not immediately available.
The gunman’s father, Steve Schumerth of Culver, Ind., told the Florida Times-Union his family is in shock. He says the family sends prayers to the Episcopal School family.
Regan had worked at the school for more than 30 years. Schumerth was a 2007 graduate of Purdue University.
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