Midlands bus driver honored for bravery during hijacking last week

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A Richland Two school bus driver is being hailed a hero. The Midlands bus driver was on his morning route last week, when the bus full of students was hijacked. Kenneth Corbin was honored for his bravery in a ceremony held Friday.

The incident drew national attention when a Fort Jackson soldier left the base and jumped on the bus with an unloaded rifle. Corbin and the children were let off shortly after, uninjured. Friday, Senator Mia McLeod introduced a resolution to honor him for his calm demeanor during the hijacking that helped keep the 18 kids safe.

The man accused in the hijacking is 23-year-old Jovan Collazo. He faces multiple charges, including 19 counts of kidnapping.

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