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Dr Eugene P “Gene” Segro

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Dr Eugene P “Gene” Segro

Birth
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
24 Apr 2003 (aged 51)
Red Lion, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Bausman, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot
Unknown
Memorial ID
88511662 View Source

Eugene P. "Gene" Segro, principal of Red Lion Area Middle School, was killed Thursday morning in the school cafeteria when a 14-year-old student shot him. He was 51 and lived in York. He worked at Red Lion Area Middle School for the past
15 years, seven years as principal and eight years as assistant principal.

INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL (LANCASTER, PA.) - April 26, 2003

James R. Sheets shot Eugene Segro, 51, in the chest Thursday in the cafeteria of Red Lion Area Junior High School. Sheets, 14, then shot himself in the head. At the service for Segro, in nearby York, city officials closed streets around St. Patrick Church, where hundreds of mourners formed a line stretching for two blocks. Every pew was filled, and mourners spilled into the foyer and stood 10 deep on the front steps and outside along either side of the building for more than an hour. More than 1,000 people went to a visitation for Segro on Sunday, including educators from across the county, students and parents.
Those attending said Segro was upbeat, fair and genuinely interested in his students. "I don't think there's many principals who could fill his shoes," said Shane McDaniel, a seventh-grader. "I've seen him give out lunch money to kids who didn't have any."

Eugene P. "Gene" Segro, principal of Red Lion Area Middle School, was killed Thursday morning in the school cafeteria when a 14-year-old student shot him. He was 51 and lived in York. He worked at Red Lion Area Middle School for the past
15 years, seven years as principal and eight years as assistant principal.

INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL (LANCASTER, PA.) - April 26, 2003

James R. Sheets shot Eugene Segro, 51, in the chest Thursday in the cafeteria of Red Lion Area Junior High School. Sheets, 14, then shot himself in the head. At the service for Segro, in nearby York, city officials closed streets around St. Patrick Church, where hundreds of mourners formed a line stretching for two blocks. Every pew was filled, and mourners spilled into the foyer and stood 10 deep on the front steps and outside along either side of the building for more than an hour. More than 1,000 people went to a visitation for Segro on Sunday, including educators from across the county, students and parents.
Those attending said Segro was upbeat, fair and genuinely interested in his students. "I don't think there's many principals who could fill his shoes," said Shane McDaniel, a seventh-grader. "I've seen him give out lunch money to kids who didn't have any."


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