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The deadliest school massacre in US history was in 1927. Why its aftermath matters now

By Lenore Skenazy — December 15, 2012

In the end there were 38 children dead at the school, two teachers and four other adults.

I’m not talking about the horrific shooting in Connecticut today. I’m talking about the worst school murder in American history. It took place in Michigan, in 1927. A school board official, enraged at a tax increase to fund school construction, quietly planted explosives in Bath Township Elementary. Then, the day he was finally ready, he set off an inferno. When crowds rushed in to rescue the children, he drove up his shrapnel-filled car and detonated it, too, killing more people, including himself. And then, something we’d find very strange happened.

Nothing.

No cameras were placed at the front of schools. No school guards started making visitors show identification. No Zero Tolerance laws were passed, nor were background checks required of PTA...

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1927. This lone school board member is not alone!

SCHOOL BOARD

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards.
- Mark Twain, Following the Equator; Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar

Outrageous acts of school board members have a long, over-lording history.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

The goverments have proven to be insidious

Why would a parent who loves their child ever ever allow their child to attend a child propaganda internment center that teaches zionist history and obedience to the worst criminals in the history of mankind.

What would you expect to happen in these child internment camps so called public school?

Sad so sad, the big pharma pump thm full of lobotomy drugs that when not taken makes the child or adult into a suiside mass murder then the government uses it to further their agenda to make the few reminant free humans disarm themselves.

Still my final answer is NO! The real solution is individual enlightened disengagement. Why do you send you child into this enviorment, parents?

sovereign

The goverments have proven to be insidious

Why would a parent who loves their child ever ever allow their child to attend a child propaganda internment center that teaches zionist history and obedience to the worst criminals in the history of mankind.

What would you expect to happen in these child internment camps so called public school?

Sad so sad, the big pharma pump thm full of lobotomy drugs that when not taken makes the child or adult into a suiside mass murder then the government uses it to further their agenda to make the few reminant free humans disarm themselves.

Still my final anser is NO! The real solution is individual enlightened disengagement. Why do you send you child into this enviorment, parents?

sovereign

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And the 1927 school massacre in Michigan didn't involve guns.

And the 1927 school massacre in Michigan didn't involve guns.

But a completely mad man -against taxes- and the explosives he used while unleashing his madness wrath.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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I guess we need to ban knives also????

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Out of control

Sounds like something out of the middle east today.

Perhaps the surgeon general should put a warning on the front of schools and of course drivers' permits?

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Like this woman

Like her blog too. Thanks for sharing.

The solution is simple!

Close government schools. Unconstitutional, unproductive, unsafe. A complete failure. End this communist manifesto in America. Close the schools. Make parent be responsible and raise their own children.

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The reason why things are different now.

People in the 1920s would not have babbled about garbage like gun control in the aftermath of tha tragedy like this because there was no idiot box (aka television) in everyone's house telling them how to think. With the advent of the internet, people are now just beginning to ween themselves off of decades of slanted, purposefully deceptive news reporting, though it's a painfully slow process.

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton

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...for perspective.

and this was

before antidepressants

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The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

The term "antidepressants"...

was not commonly used until the 1950s, but psychiatric medications to offset anxiety and depression were most certainly and extensively used in 1927. Most were "sedatives" and "stimulants" [mixtures were common] such as Opiates, Bromides, Barbiturates, Hysocine, Paraldehyde, Benzedrine, and Amphetamine.

The first school shooting to hit major media occured in 1966 and was perpetrated by a U.S. Marine who had been prescribed both Valium and Dextroamphetamine, a "speedball" similar to what was commonly prescribed in 1927.

Bath School Massacre - May 18, 1927

School board treasurer/custodian/farmer killed 38 children and 6 adults with explosives.

'The Bath School disaster of 1927 remains the deadliest killing spree at a school in America' (7/24/12)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2012/0724/A...

'Survivors Recall 1927 Michigan School Massacre' (4/17/09)
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103186662

Bath School disaster
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disaster

NJ

perspective

People just don't have any measure to keep perspective and unfortunately don't look for it.

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Great Find

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