086 – The Altona School Shooting of 1902 (MB)

Episode 086 – In October of 1902 the small, quiet Mennonite community of Altona, Manitoba was shaken by violent events at the hands of one of their own. The teacher at their one room school opened fire on three school trustees after an argument, wounding all three. He then returned to the school and shot three students, all daughters of the trustees he’d shot earlier.

Sources:
Spectator Tribune Article
Newspapers.com
School Shootings in Canada at Wikipedia
A Pictorial History of Altona
Winnipeg Free Press Article
Murder and Madness in a Mennonite Village

1 thought on “086 – The Altona School Shooting of 1902 (MB)

  1. I’m listening to this right now. My family was Mennonite before coming to Canada from Mexico. I’ve been binge listening to your podcast over the last 5 days. I love your podcast and i hope you cover more from Hamilton Ontario which is where I’ve been raised since I was 4 when my family came here. We were all born in Mexico but my grandparents were born in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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