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Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, May 7, 1940

May 7, 2010 | 11:51 am

May 7, 1940, School Killings

May 7, 1940: “Walter Pidgeon and John Carroll are packing tackle for a fishing trek to Texas Gulf resorts,” Jimmie Fidler says. 

May 7, 1940, School Killings

South Pasadena Junior High Principal Verlin Spencer kills four school officials and wounds two others before shooting himself when he’s cornered at the junior high. One victim subsequently died and another was paralyzed. Spencer, who survived his attempted suicide, was paroled in 1970 after being sentenced to five life terms. 

May 7, 1940, School Killings

May 7, 1940, Jimmi Fidler