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Dec. 18, 2012
Bath School Massacre
The worst school massacre in U.S. history took place in 1927 in the little town of Bath, Michigan where 38 students, two teachers and two rescuers were murdered and 53 others seriously injured.
by David Robb
The worst school massacre in U.S. history was not Virginia Tech, where in 2007 a gunman killed 32 people and wounded 18 others; it was not Columbine High School, where in 1999 two teenagers shot and killed 12 students and a teacher and wounded 21 others; and sadly, it was not Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012, where another mass murderer killed 20 children and six adults.
The worst school massacre in U.S. history took place in 1927 in the little town of Bath, Michigan, when Andrew Kehoe blew up part of a school and his own car, killing 37 students, two teachers and two rescuers – and seriously injuring 58 others, including two students who would die later from their injuries. If the 400 pounds of dynamite Kehoe had placed at the other end of the school’s basement had detonated as planned, the bombing could have killed far more of the 275 students and 12 teachers in the school that day.
Today, Kehoe’s heinous crime is all but forgotten.