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"bernice sterling" Discussed on The Box Of Oddities

The Box Of Oddities

08:25 min | 4 months ago

"bernice sterling" Discussed on The Box Of Oddities

"Preventing them from detonating well. That's ironic right. Wow they searched the building And then they return to recovery work. They also discovered that there was several containers of gasoline Thought had been placed strategically around the building in the event that the bombs didn't go off he had planned on lighting the school on fire right at the beginning of the school day. Yeah it was between five and six o'clock that evening before the last child was taken out of the school in the end forty. Four people died thirty eight of them. Students and during the investigation officials found a sign wired to the fence of key farm with the lettering that read criminals are made not born. Obviously blaming everyone else for this horrendous behavior so although there was no doubt that ki-ho was the one who had planned this and set about doing mess There were witnesses that saw him loading things into the school. But of course no one thought. Hey that's probably dynamite There were people who said that he had been wiring things on his farm for weeks and was always like super sketchy about what he was doing but of course they thought well he's just kind of these attempt. He's trade tinkerer and he's private and he doesn't like to share okay fine. But during the investigation they interviewed bernice sterling as. I said one of the teachers at the school and she recalled that not long before the incident. She had asked if she could use the woods. Owned by key ho for a picnic and he responded by saying if you're going to have a picnic you best do it right away. Okay knowing what we know that makes sense but that must have seen very ominous to her. Yeah what's upsetting. Is that so. Many people did see things going on. That were suspicious. That were super sketchy. And maybe if they had all shared this information they would have gone. Wow something's up but individually you always err on the side of well maybe it's not but he was known as like the town hothead everybody knew that he was easily incited and nobody said anything. That's amazing across the coroner came in and there was a trial and what the jury was trying to determine was if the school board or its employees held any criminal negligence in the incident so after a week of testimony the jury exonerated the school board and its employees and determined that ki-ho conducted himself sanely and so concealed his operations that there was no cause to suspect any of his actions and we further find that the school board and frank smith janitor of the school building who must have felt terrible knowing this the guy had been sneaking into the school like putting dynamite under the floorboards. I mean he's in this building cleaning every day. The custodian yeah. They were not negligent in about their duties and were not guilty of any negligence. In not discovering keyholes plan. And i think the general idea here is who would who would think that this was your plan. It is so outside of the realm of a thought process of like. I'm angry about my taxes. So i'm going to blow up. A school in. The sad thing is in his mind. He thought he was a patriot. I'm sure he felt completely justified. Criminals are made a born. You know he. He thought that this was all everyone. Else's doing which is just for dunk. The bath school disaster remains one of the worst mass murders at a. Us school in history. God we've had plenty of them. Yeah wow well. That's a bummer. Thanks for sharing that. Sorry about that. I guess i guess my message here is if you see something say like me and the new york subway system. We totally agree on that. That's another thing we've learned today is that cat is in complete agreement with the new york public transit system. 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"bernice sterling" Discussed on The Box Of Oddities

The Box Of Oddities

08:21 min | 4 months ago

"bernice sterling" Discussed on The Box Of Oddities

"Guys the answer to a long lasting relationship. Here's my advice to you. Find a woman who will buy you underpants on a regular basis because cat. Did you sign me up for something or are you just buying me underpants. Every month i got a subscription for you of underpants they have underpants subscriptions. I didn't realize that. Well that's exciting. All i know is getting some great underpants. And i'm very very pleased. Yeah well it's really nice. Because i selected the option to get a variety pack so one pair comes each month but my only parameter was that i needed the hotdog. Pair has a big hot dog on the especially more of a kill basa which is interesting. But my my favorite pair though is The patriotic underpants. That you got me that are red white and blue their star spangled and they have a big eagle on the front with a giant beak e. Yeah i mean it's a it's a pretty average size big me and my average size beak. What do you got for me. Sweet pants mcgee. You call me a name It was may eighteenth. Nineteen twenty seven and the excited kids of bath. Township michigan were attending their last day of school before summer break. Now i want to warn you. This is gonna be rough. I can tell by the tone in your voice is going to be a rough one. Yeah okay so. Bath was a rural village. A rural rural role bath was a rural village of three hundred people and despite its location about ten miles from lansing The school was made up of kids from lots of local neighborhoods in nineteen twenty two bath open. This consolidated school the bath consolidated school and it brought all of the regions students under one roof but at eight forty five the north wing of that three story structure exploded with such force that the boom was heard miles away with god. In what year was this again. One thousand nine hundred eighty seven eye. Witnesses and survivors were interviewed afterward by reporters and one of the teachers at the school. Bernice sterling told the ap that the explosion was like an earthquake. The air seemed to be filled with children and flying dessel. More kids were tossed high in the air. Some were catapulted out of the building. People rushed to the school to see what had happened and to help. Pull the students and teachers from the rubble. One of those volunteers was monty ellsworth. He noted that the north wing of the school had collapsed and that the edge of the roof was on the ground so he recalled that there was a pile of kids. Five or six deep under the roof. He volunteered to drive back to his farm and he was going to get a rope. That would be heavy enough to pull the school roof off of the children's bodies god so as he was heading back to his place he passed his neighbor. Andrew ki-ho heading toward the school he saw andrew andrew saw him and he said andrew grinned and waved his hand and when he grinned i could see both rows of his teeth. Andrew ki-ho was a fifty five year old school board treasurer and he was angry about the increase taxes that had recently been put in place in bath for the addition of the new school. He had also been defeated in the election for township clerk so he wanted lower taxes and he fought against the new school and he repeatedly accused superintendent of schools ameri of fiscal mismanagement. He had studied electrical engineering and michigan state university and he had a farm he also had a reputation in town is super frugal and he was very hot tempered. His neighbors described him as a tinkerer and knowledgeable handyman but indicated that he was really pretty indifferent as a farmer so he had this farm but he really didn't put his heart into it. His wife was ill with tuberculosis. and he's recently stopped making the mortgage payment so his farm was facing foreclosure about thirty minutes after the explosion at the school. Andrew ki-ho drove up to the site. He saw superintendent and summoned him over to his truck. Keough then stepped out of his truck. They had some words. He aimed his rifle at the truck and fired. His truck was filled with dynamite and trap dome. And the explosion killed the school superintendent. It killed himself. It killed a retired farmer nearby. And cleo clayton an eight year old second grader. This is after the school exploded. Clayton had survived the first blast and wandered out of the school building jesus. Victim's bodies were placed in a temporary morgue set up in the school yard. And then we're eventually taken to the town hall which was used as a temp morgue. Local physician j a crumb and his wife nurse had both served in world war one and they transformed drugstore in the town into a triage center. The governor of michigan at the time. Fred w green arrived in the afternoon and assisted in the relief work. He was carting bricks away from the scene. Meanwhile the lawrence baking company of lansing sent a truck filled with pies and sandwiches which were served to the rescuers in the township's community hall so police and fire officials gathered at the ki-ho farm to investigate. When they arrived they discovered all of the keyhole farm. Buildings had also been destroyed so he blew everything up. Everything state troopers were searching for. Nellie ki-ho andrew's wife. Laura out michigan burke yellows rights. They thought she was at a sanitarium but they discovered that nellie had been discharged two days earlier nellie key had been murdered by her husband sometime between her release and those bombings two days later keo put her body in a wheelbarrow at the rear of the farms. Chicken coop where it was found heavily. Charred after the farms explosion. Voice guy was a lot of fun. The farm's barn had also been burned down. Nobody noticed this. It was rural and he had arranged it so that the farm and the school blew up at the same time. Oh wow yeah holy shit. The barn had been completely destroyed. Had horses inside. Ki-ho had hobbled those horses so they had no chance of escape. He also plays firebombs throughout the house. so that head exploded as well. It was determined that ki-ho had spent months planning this event. He was driving to land saying explicitly coming back to town and bit by bit loading the floorboards of the school with dine so four months in this is because of his tax unhappiness with the level of taxation. Yeah wow he also had the foresight to buy a new set of tires for his truck to avoid breaking down while transporting. The explosives rescue workers searching through the rubble of the school. Found some five hundred pounds of explosives in the south wing. That had failed to detonate ki-ho had intended to destroy the entire school so the search was halted to allow michigan state police to disarm the devices. They found that an alarm clock had been set to go off at eight forty five. Am and they thought that maybe the initial explosion had somehow caused a short circuit in the second set of bombs.

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"bernice sterling" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com

PodcastDetroit.com

12:08 min | 1 year ago

"bernice sterling" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com

"Here's could only estimate time of death because she had today span from being released from the hospital until the explosion he then put her until wheelbarrow and wrote her into the back of the chicken coop. He then tied up the lives of the remaining living horses so that they couldn't escape the explosion. He also put up a sign on his fence. Devastated criminals are not born. They're made this sign. Yeah with so what made him that way. Yeah because he was like that from a child watching his Mahu step mom on fire. Yes it was like you were you made then the debt make him but then you know what they're kinda actually and it's like yeah that could have been like a stressor for him and then like the fire where her because think about it what he did like dealt with fire here so I don't know it might be something there but I don't know of US trying to who knows this sign. It was one of the only Lee remaining things on Andrews far early morning on May Eighteenth. He blows up the farm. With the rig wires. Neighbors rushed to the farm to to try to help but Andrew has already struck in on his way to basketball to watch his plan play out while he was driving away from the house he stopped their three boys who were headed to the farm to help and insult them. They better get better get down to the school with the grinned painted on his face as in like Nah this I got something. It's not like I got something else cooking out like you know like and that's that's really messed up you in the fact that he was smiling about it now at the same time as the explosion on the farm Andrew set up an alarm for eight forty five am to detonate the dynamite at the school when the dynamite went off the north wing of the school blew up where a a lot of the younger kids were located. Authorities believe that due to the large amount of dynamite. They're Andrew was planning on blowing up. The entire school behalf. Didn't go off. So he like he was trying to wait for the league. Houston there to pretty much forty five eight forty butter. Everybody was in the school will in in like in a classroom or something like settled for the morning. Yeah he he had everything planned out the yes this is planned out even all the way down to the fact that like you know like okay. Eight forty five is like like the struggled because that is like around the time I school starts at eight thirty. These aren't really getting going. It's it's like eight fifty because you still have to keep that time in for like the keys there come in late or the kids like me like who had to stop Aguirre breakfast so he really took all this into account when he did this so a first grade teacher recall seeing the bodies of her students flying all over the classroom and she was in such shock over what was happening at the time. She wasn't able to pull herself together until emergency responders arrived. Parts of the building flew everywhere. We're and that. How many bystanders were injured and killed? Kids jumped out the first floor window and ran to the fields to avoid being hit by the flying pieces. Coming down at them terrify. Yeah it is like A. That's a as a kid. That's you see in all this stuff going on around. They can't even wrong street. So yeah yeah it is. It's very and it's even if you are running Sri you're not guaranteed it. Something's going to miss you like things. They're just fallen down everywhere and like if you look at it I actually have a picture of first hearings are still triggering a fall when gosh first graders aren't even putting your shoes on right for the most part we're still working on that one but if you look I have a picture of The bath school and it's a pretty big school in on the picture under it is The North is the picture of the school With the North Wing blown up and you can see how like the roof caved in but with with that first explosion and like everything is up in the air just imagine all that debris that's an air again it's brick and all kinds of different things and stuff like a lot of it is. It's a lot so she wasn't able so she was such a shock. The first grade teacher was in such shock over what was happening at the time and then she wasn't able to pull herself together until they. I'm Richard Their responders came and so with kids jumping out of the Building like the first floor window of a lot of people just got injured just by yet by jumping alone and just the things that were just flying down at them. These lotion was heard for miles away. And when people heard the explosion go off in the direction of the school they left Andrews Farm to assist at the school instead one bystander recalls five to six kids chat under under the roof you can only see their body parts hanging from under the rubble so like they're armed Their leg ahead here and there. The faces were unrecognizable. Okay do to dust plaster in blood covering the bits of their body visible cars parked on the street were on fire do so the explosion is will mothers cried in drop to their knees and prayed as the chaos took place. The school lawn became a temporary more. The children's bodies relate on the lawn and covered with a sheet as they are brought from the school. Aw appearance walked by removing sheet trying to identify their child which I can only imagine being those parents worth nightmare. It was the last day of school for these kids. Parents didn't didn't expect their children to be harmed while at school. You wouldn't think that you would think that that's the one place a child should feel safe in for so many children's school is the only safe place for them because of how many victims there are ambulances from as far as lansing came to help. But as if this wasn't enough lear he arrives is at the school in his pickup truck. The backfill of dynamite and Metal Shards Somehow Andrew. In the superintendent gets into an argument. They began to fight over Rifle and so finally Andrew fires at the truck causing a second explosion. You guys so. Was it. His plans to kill himself is it was said that he intentionally put that in there and like he wanted to go. I think that was his way of like killing himself because he wanted. He wanted to see what happened at the school. And then it was just like all right what I had to do. Naam done so you guys. This explosion are only killed. Andrew Anna Superintendent but also to Adele bystanders. This third explosion also killed an eight-year-old boy. By the name of Cleo Clayton he just survived the second explosion at the school and he was actually trying to get away from it so he got he missed one again stroke yet get struck by another one so when the third explosion occurred the Metal Shard went straight into them killing him instantly a survivor recall seeing andrews body hanging on the wire to just hang in there dead. It took the community until six that evening to get all of the bodies out in. Everyone moved with extreme caution fearing that there will be more explosives ready to go off at any moment now. Prior to this attack many people noticed some strange behavior from Andrew a mini thought. Nothing of it. That's why if there'd be a weird you gotta say you uh-huh anybody now so his neighbors from his neighbor from across the street whose name was David. Hart believed that Andrew had been working on its plan for for months now. He was the one who claims to see Andrew working hard on his wife on wiring his fences for about ten days. He also noted that Andrew has stopped farming for months and I don't know how he was all up in business but he also knew that he was falling behind him bills. How he even know that? I don't know whether notices he might have seen like like or you hate to haven't been working like in month. I know he's not paying bills. I don't know but another person person who said Andrew Displays. Some weird behavior was a first grade teacher by the name of Bernice Sterling. She acts prior to the explosion to use Andrews Woods. Four picnic for her class. Andrew responded that if she was going to have a picnic she better do it right away which should have raised red flags in her head instantly. 'cause that's not a normal response you get when you ask them when something like that. When the smoke cleared on the farm authorities searched the ruins and found the body of his wife charged to a Chris? Her body was so unrecognizable that police Passover her so many times before actually discovering her around the body items like the save some paperwork you work in jewelry authorities assumed that he must have killed his wife so that she wouldn't ruin his plans for some reason I kind of feel like he was putting it into everything I mean. A man tied up the legs of his horses. Prior to the explosion that's pretty final. When authorities looked over all the equipment on the farm if android of sold all of that he would have had enough to save his farm? Yeah he was building everything to make it easier so he can just felt. Yeah and if he didn't tinker so much like what you're supposed to do do so at the school. Authorities found a gasoline container fit it in a gap between the dynamite so expansion of gas before through the vapor in. We'll all through the tube to spark the get the fire. The Fire Department suspected that this was his backup plan. In case the dynamite didn't work Andrews body was claimed by his sister and he was buried in Clinton County cemetery in an unmarked grave. The school board went under serious investigation for about a week before it was concluded that Andrew Acted aloneness. School massacres didn't occur like this back in his time. In many people tried to find a reason to why Andrew would even do something like this. They want it so bad to blame things on his mental health. They call them names such as insane the minted in a madman and that the head injury I mentioned earlier was the blame which he actually got that injury while he was At school to be an electrician. Ironic right yeah. So but it was concluded that he was rational enough to commit the crime. I mean the fact that he spent months planning this and setting anything's up is proof enough that he that this man knew what he was doing. Most of the children killed disaster reburied in Pleasantville cemetery in bath the time at the disaster her about fifty thousand people travelled through the town just to get a glimpse as something they thought probably would never happen. The attention quickly ended do Ended them do the Charles Lindbergh's nonstop flight that took place not too long after this. Some say that this happened for the best though because the town as a whole needed to grieve for the most part just about each household had a child that it's ended bath school because it was the first schoolhouse for Kids K.. Through twelve like I said about three hundred students attended at the school from areas around bath as well. The school was demolished but a new one was opened up after the governor gave Nice donation of seventy five thousand dollars. The school is the school was called James Cousins Agriculture school but it was torn down in nineteen seventy five in the commemorative park was created in. Its place where the focus of the park is a piece. He said their original school. That was still remaining. One of the oldest survivors of the disaster by the name of Irene said that she stayed home that day from school because because she had a sore throat. When the explosion at the school happened she could hear from her farm? Her and her mother jumped in the car and headed straight to the school. She had eight younger siblings nibbling who also attended school there in just because she stayed home with a sore throat didn't meet her siblings. Stayed home with her. One of her brothers fingers was cut off and the explosion and Dan her sisters were. Some of the kids had jumped out of the first floor window to escape the explosion. Irene was all around lookie today yeah like that. Did they like there were no escape. Yeah and then the fact like that day. She didn't go to school in depending on where the grades. It's weird because like how it was going like a lot of classes from I read a lot of classes were moved around because they were doing like a test on that day. So you had like normally.

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