POSTED: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 7:58am
UPDATED: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 11:47am
New London, TX (KETK) — On March 18th, 1937 the worst school disaster in American history took place right here in East Texas.
It was the New London school explosion, which was the result of a natural gas leak.
In total, 295 students and teachers died that day.
The school built a monument several years later, commemorating the lives lost, and the town now has a museum dedicated to the event.
Monday marks the 76th anniversary of that horrible accident.