Bath, Michigan: Site of Worst School Massacre

The school was blown up by a crazed farmer in 1927. Its cupola remains as a memorial.

Bath School Memorial Park

Main St., Bath, MI
Bath School Memorial Park. Downtown, on the east side of Main St. just south of High St.
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Site of Worst School Massacre

Not to disparage the victims of the recent Virginia Tech massacre, but the true worst school massacre in US history happened on May 18, 1927. A farmer and school board member used explosives to destroy his farm buildings, and the consolidated school, in Bath, Michigan. Bath is just northeast of Lansing.

The explosions killed a total of 45 people, most of them children. A plaque and the original cupola from the school are located in a park in Bath.

[Don Fraysier, 04/29/2007]

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