Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania · School Violence

Teacher shot in back of neck in front of her school (1850)

September 28, 1850 West Chester, Pennsylvania Rachel Sharpless is killed by a gunshot as she attempts to enter her schoolhouse Sharpless (named Phebe or Phoebe in early reports, though her cemetery documentation states her name as Rachel) had been unlocking the Rocky Hill school when the back of her neck was hit with a bullet.… Continue reading Teacher shot in back of neck in front of her school (1850)

China · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills parents, kills 17 more to cover tracks

September 28, 2016 Yema, Qujing, Yunnan Province, China Yang Qingpei kills his parents before killing 17 neighbors to hide his original crime Qingpei, reportedly an avid gambler, visited his parents to ask them for money to cover his debts. When they refused, he attacked and killed both with an instrument, reported as either a knife… Continue reading Man kills parents, kills 17 more to cover tracks

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: September 28

Birthdays: Jeffrey Jones (September 28, 1946), who starred in Transylvania 6-5000 (1985), “The Twilight Zone” (segment: Opening Day), Beetlejuice (1988), “Tales from the Crypt” (episode: Creep Course), Ed Wood (1994), The Crucible (1996), The Devil’s Advocate (1997), “The Outer Limits” (episode: The Joining), Fallout 2, Ravenous (1999), and Sleepy Hollow (1999). Jones in Beetlejuice Keir… Continue reading Today in Horror History: September 28