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School bus hijacking drill takes place in Rossford
http://www.13abc.com ^ | August 14, 2013 | Zachary Pitts

Posted on 08/15/2013 5:03:59 PM PDT by Whenifhow

ROSSFORD, Ohio -

A training exercise this Rossford Wednesday morning left students literally hanging on to the edge of their seats.

In the scenario: A school bus is en route to an event when suddenly it's hijacked! A camera inside the bus captured the whole thing while an audience of school teachers, administrators and transportation directors watched it all unfold on a live feed.

(Excerpt) Read more at 13abc.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: drill; hijacking; school; swat

1 posted on 08/15/2013 5:03:59 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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The hijacker even tied some of the students up and told them to keep their heads down. The bus eventually ended up at Owens Center for Emergency Preparedness.That’s where first responders and SWAT teams were ready to move in.


2 posted on 08/15/2013 5:05:57 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow
It's nice living in a country where our children have to worry about this stuff. Our diversity is our strength, bullshit. Our country is already a mess but that won't stop the assholes in Washington DC from making it much worse. It's not their kids who ride on these busses.
3 posted on 08/15/2013 5:13:29 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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To: Whenifhow

Did the kids know this was going to happen or did they put them through the trauma in order to meet some training need?


4 posted on 08/15/2013 5:46:44 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia; peeps36

On the video at the link you can see that the administrators and teachers/ maybe parents were watching via live feed. They interviewed the students and according to the interview, it sounded like they knew it was a drill.

The SWAT equipment came from a federal grant. Militarization of local police is a federal program.


5 posted on 08/15/2013 5:58:49 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

I would imagine that anti-terror folks may be concerned about Beslan-style attacks here in the USA.

I hope that the kids knew in advance. I would have peed my pants like a champion.


6 posted on 08/15/2013 6:29:47 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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