Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Bath, United States--18 May 1927

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 3 December 2017

Date: 18 May 1927

Location: Bath, Michigan, United States

Type of event: criminal


Bombing of a school in Bath, Michigan, killed many children. Andrew Kehoe, whose farm had been foreclosed for failure to pay school taxes, had placed about 400 kg of dynamite in the school. One charge exploded, collapsing a portion of the school and killing about 40 children. The school superintendent confronted Kehoe on a nearby street, when Kehoe fired into dynamite in the back of his car killing himself and the superintendent.

Consequences: 46 killed, 58 injured


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