The Demented Dynamiter of Bath


A reading from America’s historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.  

The Michigan School House Massacre

In this episode, we’ll take a look at the most tragic school massacre in American history, this one perpetrated by the school district’s treasurer, upset over a recent rise in his property taxes to build a new school. So he decides to blow up  his own house and take the school down, too, claiming over 45 lives, including his own. If not for a faulty wiring plan, it could have been worse. Much worse.

The Lansing State Journal has a good slide show here.


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