Thursday, 15 May 1986

Cokeville Elementary

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David Young, and his wife Doris Young, took 167 children and adults hostage at Cokeville Elementary School. After a two-and-a-half hour standoff, a gasoline bomb the couple was carrying went off prematurely, injuring Doris Young while David Young was out of the room. Returning to the scene, David Young shot his wife, and then himself. All the hostages escaped, though 79 were later hospitalized with burns and injuries.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Bombing
  • Source: Wiki-Primary School Attacks
  • Deaths: 2
  • Injuries: 79
  • City: Cokeville
  • State: Wyoming
  • Facility Type: K-12
  • Facility SubType: Primary
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: Yes
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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