May, 1986

In a bizarre incident, a man and his wife who both held extremist views and wished to create a “Brave New World” took students and teachers hostage at an elementary school in Cokeville , Wyoming using firearms and explosives. They shot a teacher in the back and accidentally detonated the device killing the wife and injuring some of the hostages.  A book about the incident, titled When Angels Intervene to Save the Children by Hartt Wixom and his wife Judene was later made into a movie starring Robert Urich.

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