- [NEW YORK TIMES: "It was the largest
death toll in an act of terrorism at one of the nation's schools."
- REUTERS: "The country's worst school
massacre, in Littleton, Colo."
- UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL: "The
worst school massacre in U.S. history."]
- On May 18, 1927, 45 people were killed,
including 38 elementary students, by a series of dynamite explosions at
the Bath Michigan School.
- After detonating explosives he planted
under the school, "maniac bomber" Andrew Kehoe, a school board
member and treasurer and farmer, blew up his pickup truck, killing himself
and the Bath School superintendent.
- "I don't remember hearing any noise,
but I remember flying in the air and seeing things fly between me and the
sun," remembers AdaBelle McGonigal, then 11 and in the fifth grade.
"But I don't ever remember falling."
- AdaBelle's ear was nearly torn off in
the blast that killed 38 of her classmates. Seven adults also died that
- Because this happened so long ago, it
is something that most reporters don't know about and have failed to reference
in the coverage of the Littleton, Colorado nightmare.