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One Dead After Gunman Boards Alabama School Bus

Yet another horrific shooting incident has taken place in Dale County, Alabama. 65-year-old gunman, Jimmy Lee Dykes, boarded the school bus with a gun in hand. Dykes then handed a note to the bus driver, which stated that he wanted to take some students from the bus.

One Dead After Gunman Boards Alabama School Bus
The gunman open-fired and killed the bus driver, then took a 5-year-old little boy as hostage. The boy was kept in hostage for 5 days, until he was found in a bunker at Dykes house. The boy was treated and is now recovering at home.

The video surveillance camera at the front of the bus captured the entire 4 ½ minute ordeal. It shows the bus driver frantically trying to protect the students by standing between the gunman and them.

Thanks to multiple annual safety drills, the students knew to open the emergency exit while the bus driver stalled the gunman.
As you as can see from this story, school safety is extremely important. With all school faculty and students being trained for these types of situations it can prevent casualties.

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