Gunman in ‘93 school shooting facing new charges

By: News Staff

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ACUSHNET, Mass. (WLNE) — After spending 22-years in custody an Acushnet man once charged in the shooting death of a school nurse in 1993 is back in court Friday.

66-year-old David E. Taber of Lake Street is accused of assaulting an 88-year-old man in his driveway.

The accusations came to light after the victim was transported to Saint Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford for injuries that appeared to be serious. The victim appeared to have “numerous bruisers, abrasions and small lacerations.”

When Acushnet Police attempted to stop Taber outside of his home at approximately 6:41 p.m. on Thursday evening, he led them on a car chase through a lawn and eventually crashed into a police cruiser head on.

In court Friday morning Taber was ordered to be held without bail until his hearing on June, 1st.

Taber has a long criminal history prior to this incident. In fact, in 1993, Taber stormed into Ford Middle School in Acushnet where he shot and killed a school nurse named Carole Day.

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