Illinois · Newspaper clippings · School Violence

Teen shoots classmate in self-defense during fight over girl

From the Harrisburg Daily Independence (Harrisburg, PA)
Published April 6, 1904

Two high school boys had been longtime rivals after one “escorted a girl pupil from school” the previous year. The boys often fought, with other boys taking sides, creating a school-wide feud. The rivalry culminated with one boy, Paul Jelick, hit the other, Henry Schaze, and threw him to the ground. While on the ground, Schaze drew a pistol and fired a fatal shot and killed Jelick almost instantly.

Schaze claimed self-defense. The coroner assigned to the death agreed. I could not find any additional information on the case, so I assume Schaze was not arrested for the death.

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