Remembering the Cokeville Elementary School Bombing, A Compilation Project
On May 16, 1986?A time when terrorism was almost unknown on U.S. soil'a man and a woman entered the elementary school in the tiny rural town of Cokeville, Wyoming, with guns and a homemade bomb. They took everyone in the school hostage and demanded a ransom of more than three hundred million dollars. As the afternoon dragged on and the gas fumes from the bomb sickened the 154 people crammed into the small classroom, the teachers and other adults did their best to comfort and distract the children in their charge.Then, the bomb exploded and what happened next can only be described as a miracle. Now, those who were there look back'teachers, students, families, emergency personnel and investigators share their recollections of that unforgettable afternoon, many for the first time, and how it has affected their lives. Here the Cokeville Miracle Foundation presents almost 200 stories from those who are ready to share, witnessing to the world the miracles they experienced. "Something was in there and that something changed everything,"?Rich Haskell, Sweetwater County Bomb Technician. ?If you don't believe there was Divine Intervention then you weren't there that day.'? Scott Miller, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.