Authorities: 2 adults dead at high school
A man fired from a private school Tuesday returned to campus with a gun hidden in a guitar case and fatally shot the headmistress before committing suicide, authorities said. No students were injured. Officers responded to the Episcopal School of Jacksonville at 1:23 p.m. Tuesday after receiving reports of a person with a gun, and the school was placed on lockdown. When officers arrived, Dale Regan, head of the school, and the gunman were found dead, Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt said. The gunman has not been identified. Episcopal has about 900 students in grades six to 12. Its campus sits along the south bank of the St. Johns River in central Jacksonville. he was the sole winner of a $38.5 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
The workers say they and Americo Lopes were members of a weekly lottery pool. They say each person would contribute $2 and Lopes would buy the tickets.
Mr. Lopes says he played the lottery by himself and as a member of the pool. He claims the winning ticket in the November 2009 drawing was one he bought for himself.
Mr. Lopes chose the lump-sum payment option and received $24 million. The five plaintiffs are seeking an even split of that money, meaning they and Lopes would get $4 million each.