Saturday, April 21, 2007

Virginia Tech & A Grisly Footnote

The massacre of 32 students this week at Virginia Tech University was not the deadliest act of mass murder in a school in U.S. history.
That long-forgotten distinction belongs to the Bath Township (Michigan) Consolidated School, where 45 people were killed and 58 injured on May 18, 1927 in a dynamite explosion set off by school board member Andrew Kehoe.
Kehoe was upset that a property tax that had been levied to fund the construction of the school building and blamed the additional financial hardship to foreclosure proceedings against his farm.

Click here for a lengthy account of the incident.

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