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‘I hope he’s roasting in hell’: Deadliest school massacre remembered 89 years later

From USA Today
By Judy Putnam, Lansing (Mich.) State Journal | May 19, 2016

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Vicious attack: A disgruntled taxpayer, Andrew Kehoe, set off 500 pounds of dynamite he had planted inside the Bath schoolhouse on May 18, 1927
 
BATH TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The passing of nearly nine decades hasn’t diminished a 104-year-old man’s view of Andrew Kehoe, the evil mastermind of the May 18, 1927, Bath School Disaster, a bombing that took the lives of 38 children as they attended class.

George Baird, 104, now lives in an assisted living facility in Bath Township. He is one of the last remaining students who attended the Bath Consolidated School at the time of the bombing.

The Bath bombing remains the deadliest school murder spree in U.S. history, still eclipsing mass shootings at Columbine, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook.

In all, 45 people died, including Kehoe, his wife and five other adults, in the May 18 blast at the school, fire at Kehoe’s farm and a second blast when Kehoe drove his truck to the school after the first explosion. Kehoe’s final act was to blow up his truck, killing himself along with the school superintendent, Emory Huyck, who was hailed as a hero for his calm in rescuing victims in the aftermath of the first bombing.
 
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One response to “‘I hope he’s roasting in hell’: Deadliest school massacre remembered 89 years later

  1. mathesisuniversalis 2016-05-19 at 10:42 am

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