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Hijacker of school bus gets 55 years in prison

Guilty plea lets kids avoid testifying

Posted: May 23, 2014 at 3:54 a.m.

A 22-year-old man who hijacked a school bus at knife-point last year in Jacksonville accepted a 55-year prison sentence Thursday, the equivalent of five years for each of the 11 elementary-school-age children on the bus at the time.

Police release footage from school bus chase

Audio and video from the Oct. 17 chase involving a hijacked Jacksonville school bus was released by authorities on Thursday morning. The following is footage from multiple police dashboard cameras and the first 911 call made to the Jacksonville Police Department. (By Jacksonville Police Department)
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Police and a father of one of the children on the school bus carjacked in Jacksonville talk about the ordeal.

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Children safe after school bus carjacked


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