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Sam Damren Co-Authors Article for The Court Legacy

Story Recounts Bath School Disaster of 1927: Deadliest Mass Murder in a School in U.S. History

March 5, 2013

Samuel C. Damren, a member of Dykema’s Litigation Department resident in the Firm’s Detroit Office, co-authored “Revisiting the 1927 Bath School Disaster,” an article that appears in the February 2013 issue of The Court Legacy, a newsletter published by the Historical Society for the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan. To read this article, click here.

The article examines the events surrounding this tragedy in Bath Township, Michigan, a schoolhouse bombing that killed 45 people – most of them children – and injured 58. To this day, the event remains the deadliest act of mass murder in a school in United States history. After the December 2012 shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20 children and six adults were killed – the second-deadliest such act in a U.S. school – the editors of The Court Legacy judged this article to be especially timely and significant for its readers.