Monday, September 12, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 12

September 12, 1912 – A petition begging the State Bureau for Child and Animal Protection to proceed against Miss Gertrude Storey, principal of the Onamia School, Onamia, Minn., for violating the state law relating to cruelty towards children, was received by the State Humane Society today. The petition was signed by 19 parents of children in the Onamia school district who charge the teacher with having beaten pupils with a rubber hose and compelling them to chew paper.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; Pupils’ Parents File Protest. Onamia People Ask Humane Society’s Aid in Alleged Whipping Cases.”; Sept. 13, 1912; p. 1.


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