Wyoming Horror: A fiery schoolhouse bomb

A fiery schoolhouse bomb

When he was marshal of the tiny (pop. 650) ranching town of Cokeville, Wyo., David Young often dressed up like an old-time sheriff and brandished his pistol at the slightest provocation. Fired eight years ago for overzealousness, he moved away, some said back to Iowa, where he had grown up an orphan obsessed with guns. Last week Young, 42, returned with a horrible vengeance.

Pulling up to the local elementary school in the middle of town at about 1 p.m. Friday, Young and his wife Doris, 47, calmly unloaded three gasoline bombs, nine handguns and four rifles. Waving bizarre political tracts...

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