Today Marks 90 Years Since Bath School Bombing

May 18, 2017

Editor's Note:  This story originally aired on WKAR on November 11, 2008 and contains some dated references.

On May 18, 1927, a disgruntled school board member, Andrew Kehoe, detonated 500 lbs. of explosives he'd hidden in one wing of the Bath Consolidated School in Bath Township.  The blast killed 45 people and injured 58.  Kehoe had also stored another 500 lbs. of dynamite in the school's other wing, which failed to explode.  Kehoe later killed himself and four other people in a truck bomb explosion outside the school.


On May 18, 1927, a disgruntled school board member, Andrew Kehoe, detonated 500 lbs. of explosives he'd hidden in one wing of the Bath Consolidated School in Bath Township.  The blast killed 45 people and injured 58.  Kehoe had also stored another 500 lbs. of dynamite in the school's other wing, which failed to explode.  Kehoe later killed himself and four other people in a truck bomb explosion outside the school.

In November 2008, the last two headstones were installed in Bath's cemetery in honor of two children killed in the explosion. 

In honor of those victims and their families, here's our story about the headstones.  It originally aired November 11, 2008.