The amish school shooting, a mothers love, and a story of. The focus of the book is not charles roberts, the shooter, but rather on the amazing forgiveness that flowed from the amish community to the shooters family. Amish culture, kraybill discussed his upcoming book on the nickel mines shootings, amish grace. Sep 30, 2016 the west nickel mines school house was torn down after the investigation concluded. Marie had just come from leading a moms in touch prayer meeting at church, praying for children at the local elementary school in nickel mines, lancaster county, pennsylvania. On october 2 nd, 2006, charles roberts broke into the nickel mines amish schoolhouse in lancaster county, pa, where he subsequently shot and killed five school girls. Nickel mines is just a crossroads within bart township, a local municipality with a population of roughly 3,000 amish and english the amish term for the nonamish. Man shoots 11, killing 5 girls, in amish school the new. The school was built to replace the amish schoolhouse where five girls were killed in a mass shooting at the. The scene of a mass shooting at an amish schoolhouse in nickel mines, pa. Roberts, 32, killed himself as the police stormed the west nickel mines amish school, which is set back in a cornfield on a street of stone houses, barns and.
Matt rourkeap roberts has delivered the message to scores of audiences, from church groups to colleges, and is. There have been a number of books written about this tragic story and the resulting forgiveness. Remembering the west nickel mines amish school shooting in 2006. The symmetry of equally radical anger and forgiveness at nickel mines is so exquisite that it compels attention. In the ensuing years, there were two movies and several books written about the. The author tells us that the book is fictionalized to protect the privacy of the amish people, but as nearly as i could tell from what ive read. Oct 02, 2016 members of the media film the oneroom amish school house in nickel mines, pennsylvania, on 4 october 2006. The happening nickel mines school tragedy by harvey yoder.
Community, family heal 10 years after tragic amish school. This book first goes over the nickel mines school shooting incident itself, then the. This was a very easy read, and really stirred up a lot of emotion in me about the terrible shooting and the heartfelt forgiving afterwards. The amish project competently handles the deeply painful. Amish grace is a television film that premiered on the lifetime movie network on palm sunday, march 28, 2010.
Today, children walk past where it once sat, on their way to a new one that was quickly built nearby. Former deputy coroner janice ballenger talks about her journey to find a new normal since the west nickel mines school shooting. The people of nickel mines, pennsylvania, went about their daily lives, tending their farms and heading off to work or school. The aftermath of the nickel mines shooting in amish pennsylvania. Several nonfiction books have been written about the shooting, including amish grace. The west nickel mines school was torn down, and a new oneroom schoolhouse, the new hope school, was built at another location. Terri roberts travels the united states and the world speaking about the nickel mines amish school shooting, forgiveness, and hope. She has been interviewed by cbs news, the associated press, and reuters. Book recommendations, author interviews, editors picks, and more. Prayers help lancasters nickel mines heal years after amish. Sep 12, 2007 the amish shootings took place at this school in nickel mines, pa. Amish school survivors struggle after killings the new york. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit.
Its clever, and kraybill, whom i called up recently to chat. The amish school shooting, a mothers love, and a story of remarkable. The happening was the term used by the local people to refer to the shooting at an amish school in nickel mines, pennsylvania, on october 2, 2006. West nickel mines amish schoolhouse shooting that took place here on the morning of october 2, 2006. The film is based on the 2006 west nickel mines school shooting at nickel mines, pennsylvania, and the spirit of forgiveness the amish community demonstrated in its aftermath. The story of that tragic amish school shooting made national news. A decade after amish school shooting, gunmans mother talks. Amish children lean against the new hope amish school monday in nickel mines, pa.
Four trees and an empty field are all that remains of the west nickel mines amish school where charles carl roberts killed five schoolgirls and injured another five on oct. On october 2nd, 2006, charles roberts broke into the nickel mines amish schoolhouse in lancaster county, pa, where he subsequently shot. The shooting took place at the west nickel mines amish school, located about 12 miles southeast of lancaster city. Get directions, maps, and traffic for nickel mines, pa. The widow of amish schoolhouse shooter charles carl roberts iv is publishing a book about her life after the 2006 massacre, and has released.
Widow of nickel mines schoolhouse gunman shares story. On october 2, 2006, a shooting occurred at the west nickel mines school, an amish oneroom. May 09, 2014 the pretext is that hes holding a news conference for the dozens of media types who descended on nickel mines after the shootings. Echoes of nickel mines comment on healing on both sides of the nickel mines tragedy, four years on january 14th, 2011 at 07. The author tells us that the book is fictionalized to protect the privacy of the amish people, but as nearly as i could tell from what ive read elsewhere, the facts are all presented accurately. The structure was later torn down and a new school built nearby. Healing on both sides of the nickel mines tragedy, four years on. A decade after amish school shooting, gunmans mother talks of forgiveness when charles roberts shot and killed five amish girls in lancaster, pa. Ten girls were shot in an amish school at nickel mines, lancaster county, pennsylvania on 2006oct03 by a lone gunman. Sep 29, 20 on october 2, 2006, charlie roberts then monvilles husband burst into a oneroom amish schoolhouse in nickel mines, pennsylvania, with a handgun, a 12gauge shotgun, a rifle, cans of black powder, a stun gun, two knives, a toolbox and restraint devices. On october 2, 2006, a gunman entered an amish oneroom schoolhouse, shooting ten girls, killing five, then finally taking his own life.
Terri roberts, nickel mines shooters mother, passes away posted on august 22, 2017 in amish life terri roberts was the mother of charles carl roberts iv, the man responsible for the nickel mines amish school shootings in 2006. This book is told from the standpoint of one of the survivors of the shooting and i found it comforting to know that during those 30 minutes while the shooter was in. The shooters wife recalls the amish school shooting. New schoolhouse, new hope after rampage us news life.
United states and the world speaking about the nickel mines amish school shooting. Gunman charles carl roberts iv took hostages and shot eight out of ten girls, killing five, before committing suicide in the schoolhouse. When a gunman killed five amish children and injured five others in a nickel mines, pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in october of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated by the amish community. I had just poured myself a cup of coffee when the phone rang. But the resulting amish forgiveness that characterized the entire amish community made international. A bell summoned amish students to a new, more cheerful and more secure oneroom schoolhouse monday, six months to the day after a gunman shot 10 of their classmates, killing. The shooting took place at the west nickel mines amish school, located. Mother of gunman who killed five amish girls in 2006 cares. A legacy of the west nickel mines amish school herald press, 2007, author and mennonite minister john ruth offers an inside perspective on the response that stunned the world. School shooting in an amish oneroom school october 2nd, 2006. There may have been a nickel mine at this site prior to the school being constructed. Jan 01, 2007 the nickel mines amish school shooting took place near my home in pa, and so when i heard there was a book out, i wanted to read it. Sep 30, 2016 four trees and an empty field are all that remains of the west nickel mines amish school where charles carl roberts killed five schoolgirls and injured another five on oct.
When three scholars sat down to write a book together about the nickel mines amish school massacre, there wasnt exactly a meeting of the. Amish school shooting nickel mines, pennsylvania it was just another monday morning, although an exceptionally lovely one. Members of the media film the oneroom amish school house in nickel mines, pennsylvania, on 4 october 2006. Oct 01, 2011 on october 2, 2006, the worlds eyes turned to a oneroom schoolhouse in nickel mines, lancaster county, pa, where a troubled truck driver named charlie roberts shot 10 amish girls, killing five. On october 2, 2006, a shooting occurred at the west nickel mines school, an amish oneroom schoolhouse in the old order amish community of nickel mines, a village in bart township of lancaster county, pennsylvania. Book details amish forgiveness after nickel mines school shooting. This book is about the shooting that took place in an amish school house in nickel mines, pa back in 2006. Gunman charles carl roberts iv took hostages and shot eight out of ten girls aged 6, killing five.
A police helicopter takes off from the scene of a school shooting in nickel mines, pa. Jan 01, 2007 this powerful book was written as a result of the school shooting in nickel mines. Book depository books with free delivery worldwide. Those girls are the five who died and five who were severely wounded when a local milkman shot them in front of a chalkboard on monday, oct.
After a son does the unthinkable, how can a mother go on. Amish school shooters widow, marie monville, speaks out. Amish share shooting survivors stories us news life. Dec 01, 2006 when five amish schoolgirls were murdered at the west nickel mines school in october 2006, the picture that emerged of their isolated community showed us everything except how they really felt. Reading about the faith these families hadhave is so. Mar 22, 20 it has been more than six years since five amish girls were killed and five girls were injured in the west nickel mines schoolhouse shooting in lancaster county on october 2, 2006. With kimberly williamspaisley, tammy blanchard, fay masterson, madison mason. The school was a typical amish oneroom school with a. That all changed on october 2, 2006, the day her husband barricaded the amish schoolhouse at nickel mines. Only one man had any idea what this particular monday would hold. Sep 21, 2015 after a son does the unthinkable, how can a mother go on. The amish school shooting, a mothers love, and a story. On october 2, 2006, a shooting occurred at the west nickel mines school, an amish oneroom schoolhouse in the old order amish community of nickel mines, a village in bart township, lancaster county, pennsylvania. The emphasis on forgiveness and reconciliation in the amish communitys response was widely discussed in the national media.19 328 963 1242 548 231 729 270 1012 1187 1393 1446 1339 1113 444 838 953 423 1127 18 1200 641 927 204 1481 1220 1027 707