School shootings gruesome, and are unfortunately nothing new to America. The Enoch Brown school massacre predates the invention of the original Colt revolver by 70 years. But as far as mass-murder goes, no school shooting comes close to the Bath School disaster of 1927.
Everything started when Andrew Keohe, a Michigan school board treasurer, killed his wife and blew up his farm with dynamite, which detonated simultaneously with explosives he planted at the nearby Bath Consolidated School.
As rescue workers arrived on the scene, Kehoe pulled up in a truck filled with even more explosives and blew himself up, killing the rescuers as well. In total, 58 people were injured and 45 killed – as many fatal victims as Columbine and Virginia Tech combined. He had just killed 1/6th of the population of Bath Township, a tiny village of 300 resident in Michigan.
But sebsequent investigations showed that the massacre could have been a lot worse, as additional charges had been planted in the school.
So, why did he do it?
Apparently, Kehoe was upset about high taxes, losing HIS town clerk election, and, oh yeah, he was fucking nuts.