On May 18, 1927, disgruntled Bath Township, MI, resident Andrew Kehoe murdered 44 people and injured 58 others. Although the Bath School Massacre isn't usually the first incident that comes to mind when you remember horrific school tragedies, it's actually the deadliest US school attack in history. Kehoe's series of bombings weren't the result of a moment of rage, either. Instead, he meticulously planned the Bath School disaster over a long period of time.
What drives someone who once wanted to be a public servant to kill so many people? The Bath, MI, school bombing provides a few answers, but none of them are rational. Despite so much bloodshed, the passage of time has almost buried this true crime story for everyone but locals. Read on to discover exactly what happened, what rationale the murderer gave for his actions, and other details from that terrible day.
The First Blast Killed 36 Children
Kehoe Killed His Wife And Destroyed His Home
The Killer Went To The School With A Rifle And Set Off Another Explosion
Kehoe Gave The Kids A Picnic Before Killing Them
Miraculously, 500 Pounds Of Dynamite Didn't Explode
Kehoe Was Angry After Losing A Local Election