This Day In Crime
‘I Don’t Like Mondays’
Female mass murderers/school shooters are a rare occurrence, but not on January the 29th 1979, at Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego. Whilst the young children were waiting at the school gates for it to open, Brenda Spencer got her rifle and stood at her window. Spencer fired 30 rounds of ammunition, killing the principle, a custodian and injuring 8 children. Spencer then barricaded herself in her home hours before being arrested.
Whilst inside on the phone a reporter asked why? Brenda’s response was “I don’t like Mondays”
Brenda Spencer was sentenced to 25 to life
Spencer has had 4 parole requests denied, her next hearing is 2019