Amish School Shooting – Third Anniversary

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It was three years ago today that gunman Charles Roberts entered the Nickel Mines Amish School in rural Lancaster County.  In this tragic Amish school shooting, he shot to death five young girls and wounded others before killing himself.

Some of the families who lost a daughter that morning have since given birth to new children.

The school was subsequently torn down and the ground plowed under to do away with the visual reminder of the tragedy.  A new Amish schoolhouse, the New Hope School, was built at a different location a few months later to serve the children in that district.

While this tragedy received national coverage, it was the subsequent story of Amish forgiveness toward the killer and his family that amazed so many people.

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