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St. Cloud, MN Lightning Strikes School, Oct 1901



St. Cloud, Minn., Sept. 28. -- The school building in District No. 47, town of St. Cloud, was struck by lightning during a heavy storm Tuesday. Thirty-six pupils in all were more or less shocked, and some burned.
CHARLES WEIHER, the teacher, was knocked senseless. A panic ensued.
CLARA STREITZ, aged 12 years, was badly burned on the lower limbs.
AMANDA BORWIG was partially paralyzed.
PAULINA LAUER, 5 years old, was burned on the arms, breast and abdomen.
The building was only slightly damaged.
CLARA STREITZ, who was the most seriously injured, crawled out of the building during the excitement into the storm but was brought back.
Doctors were sent out from St. Cloud.
It is not thought that any of the children are fatally injured.

The Milford Mail Iowa 1901-10-03

article | by Dr. Radut