The Deadliest School Attack In Michigan History Happened Almost 100 Years Ago
According to Education Week, which tracks school shootings, there have been 87 school shootings in Michigan since 2006.
The most recent mass shooting occurred at Michigan State University on February 13th, 2023, resulting in three deaths and five critically injured.
Michigan's History of School Shootings
The most recent was at Oxford High School in December 2021 which resulted in four deaths and seven injuries.
People grieving outside a memorial set up outside of Oxford High School.
Michigan's Deadliest School Attack
While the tragic shootings at Michigan State University and Oxford High School are still fresh in our minds they are not the deadliest attacks to happen on a Michigan School.
The deadliest school attack in Michigan's history was the Bath School disaster of 1927, which killed 38 elementary school students and six adults.
Andrew Kehoe spent months before the event placing dynamite and pyrotol under the flooring of the school.
On the day of the massacre, he used rigged explosives to destroy the buildings of his nearby farm moments before the explosives in the school were detonated by an alarm clock at 9:45 AM.
The north wing of the school was destroyed in the explosion, and 36 children and 2 teachers were killed.
I found this video that has more information and gives an in-depth look at the Bath Massacre.