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March 15, 1996 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Locked away in a dingy apartment with his loner's bitterness, his pictures of young boys and his beloved guns, Thomas Watt Hamilton was a disaster waiting to happen. He was a social misfit nobody trusted. He was an angry man, resentful, a crank who felt he was being persecuted. He wrote letters to the editor, badgered his representative in Parliament and appealed in a letter to Queen Elizabeth II last week to be allowed to rejoin a scouting group that had dismissed him two decades ago.
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September 30, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Scotland opened its first all-Gaelic public primary school in hopes of saving one of Europe's oldest languages from extinction. The 109 students at the Ashley Street Gaelic School in Glasgow will have all their classes in Gaelic until the third grade, when they will be offered English as a separate course. Once the language of most Scots, Gaelic has been in sharp decline. It is now spoken by only about 60,000 people--mostly across central Scotland and in the Highlands and Western Isles.
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April 5, 1996 | The Times of London
The gym at Dunblane Primary School where 16 children and their teacher were shot to death last month is to be demolished next week while pupils are away for Easter. The site is to be planted with flower bulbs in memory of those who died when the gunman, Thomas Hamilton, went on a 10-minute rampage before killing himself. British Prime Minister John Major, visiting the Scottish town of Dunblane after the killings, had said that the gym should be razed.
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April 5, 1996 | The Times of London
The gym at Dunblane Primary School where 16 children and their teacher were shot to death last month is to be demolished next week while pupils are away for Easter. The site is to be planted with flower bulbs in memory of those who died when the gunman, Thomas Hamilton, went on a 10-minute rampage before killing himself. British Prime Minister John Major, visiting the Scottish town of Dunblane after the killings, had said that the gym should be razed.
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September 30, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Scotland opened its first all-Gaelic public primary school in hopes of saving one of Europe's oldest languages from extinction. The 109 students at the Ashley Street Gaelic School in Glasgow will have all their classes in Gaelic until the third grade, when they will be offered English as a separate course. Once the language of most Scots, Gaelic has been in sharp decline. It is now spoken by only about 60,000 people--mostly across central Scotland and in the Highlands and Western Isles.
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March 15, 1996 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I thought I had seen death in all its forms, but I was wrong," gray-haired paramedic Thomas Urquhart said Thursday. "Some of the children were lying in a circle; it looked as if they had been shot while playing a game. The way the dead teacher was lying, it looked as if she was trying to protect the children." There is no official reconstruction of Wednesday's slaughter of first-graders at Dunblane Primary School; police are not talking. And mercifully, there are no pictures.
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March 23, 1996 | Associated Press
Nine days after a gunman killed 16 students and a teacher there, classes resumed Friday at the Dunblane Primary School. Many parents came with their children as the brick-and-prefab school reopened for its 700 pupils. Mothers and fathers wiped away tears after they left their children for Friday's half-day session. "We are determined to get back to normal," said Canon Basil O'Sullivan, the school's Roman Catholic chaplain, "but we will all have scars for a very, very long time.
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March 14, 1996 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A disgraced scoutmaster carrying four handguns and a grudge marched into the gymnasium of an elementary school here Wednesday and opened fire on a class of first-graders at play. He killed 16 children ages 5 and 6, their teacher and himself. A dozen other students and a second teacher were wounded. Tragedy came to the tight-knit village of Dunblane with no warning and no explanation.
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January 15, 2000 | Religion News Service
A North Carolina high school teacher is fighting her suspension after telling administrators that she practices a pagan religion associated with witchcraft. Shari Eicher, who teaches 11th-grade English at Scotland High School in Laurinburg, said she was escorted off campus by officials of the school and suspended with pay indefinitely Monday because of her religious beliefs.
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March 19, 1989 | WILL ENGLUND, The Baltimore Sun
Parents just love the venerable high school called Paisley Grammar, and that drives administrators here crazy with frustration. In 1981, Margaret Thatcher's government, always more able to act on conservative doctrine than its counterpart across the Atlantic, imposed a system on Scotland by which students are allowed to choose which school they will attend, no matter where they live--much the same as President Bush would now like to see in the United States.
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March 23, 1996 | Associated Press
Nine days after a gunman killed 16 students and a teacher there, classes resumed Friday at the Dunblane Primary School. Many parents came with their children as the brick-and-prefab school reopened for its 700 pupils. Mothers and fathers wiped away tears after they left their children for Friday's half-day session. "We are determined to get back to normal," said Canon Basil O'Sullivan, the school's Roman Catholic chaplain, "but we will all have scars for a very, very long time.
NEWS
March 15, 1996 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Locked away in a dingy apartment with his loner's bitterness, his pictures of young boys and his beloved guns, Thomas Watt Hamilton was a disaster waiting to happen. He was a social misfit nobody trusted. He was an angry man, resentful, a crank who felt he was being persecuted. He wrote letters to the editor, badgered his representative in Parliament and appealed in a letter to Queen Elizabeth II last week to be allowed to rejoin a scouting group that had dismissed him two decades ago.
NEWS
March 15, 1996 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I thought I had seen death in all its forms, but I was wrong," gray-haired paramedic Thomas Urquhart said Thursday. "Some of the children were lying in a circle; it looked as if they had been shot while playing a game. The way the dead teacher was lying, it looked as if she was trying to protect the children." There is no official reconstruction of Wednesday's slaughter of first-graders at Dunblane Primary School; police are not talking. And mercifully, there are no pictures.
NEWS
March 14, 1996 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A disgraced scoutmaster carrying four handguns and a grudge marched into the gymnasium of an elementary school here Wednesday and opened fire on a class of first-graders at play. He killed 16 children ages 5 and 6, their teacher and himself. A dozen other students and a second teacher were wounded. Tragedy came to the tight-knit village of Dunblane with no warning and no explanation.
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September 15, 2005 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
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