StoryCorps Covered Survivors of Another School Massacre

The nation­al tragedy of Sandy Hook School in New­town, Con­necti­cut has shocked the coun­try. The incred­i­ble loss makes me almost speechless.NPR’s Sto­ryCorps cov­ered a Michi­gan school bomb­ing, inter­view­ing sur­vivors of the May 18, 1927 attack on a school in rur­al Bath, Michi­gan.

Forty-five died in that bomb­ing. What you hear in the Sto­ryCorps record­ing, is how people’s lives were affect­ed. How, even 70 years lat­er, the mem­o­ries of a fam­i­ly and a com­mu­ni­ty can cen­ter on a sin­gle hor­rif­ic moment when so much changed for so many.