The families of two victims of the school bus hijacking held a news conference Thursday morning to demand answers from Fort Jackson and Richland School District Two.
Student on bus hijacked by soldier talks about his experience
According to officials with Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, a bond hearing for the Fort Jackson soldier accused of hijacking a school bus is scheduled for this afternoon.
RCSD, other officials provide updates on the arrest of a soldier accused of hijacking a school bus Tuesday
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott provided an update on the investigation into an armed Fort Jackson soldier who left the fort and hijacked a Richland Two school bus this morning. ABC Columbia’s Josh Berry was at the press conference.
Richland Co. Sheriff Leon Lott provides identity of Ft. Jackson soldier accused of hijacking a school bus
This afternoon, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott released the identity of a Fort Jackson soldier who was arrested for hijacking a school bus at around 7 a.m. The sheriff says 23-year-old Jovan Collazo will face 19 counts of kidnapping in addition to other charges.
Fort Jackson officials hold a news conference after soldier arrested, accused of hijacking a school bus
Officials with Fort Jackson are holding a press conference regarding a soldier who was arrested for hijacking a school bus Thursday morning.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says an armed soldier left Fort Jackson and hijacked a school bus bound for Forest Lake Elementary this morning. Deputies say 18 students and a driver were ultimately let off the bus unharmed. According to investigators, the suspect ultimately abandoned the bus and was arrested a short time later.
Jonathan Pentland suspended from instructor duties at Fort Jackson, pending completion of investigation
In a statement released Thursday afternoon, officials with Fort Jackson said that Jonathan Pentland has been suspended from instructor duties, pending the outcome of the investigation and criminal charges.
Officials with Fort Jackson say they will be conducting a prescribed burn of nearly 61 acres this afternoon. The controlled burn of land within the fort was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and last until 1 p.m.
Officials with Fort Jackson announced that they are conducting a prescribed burn of nearly 194 acres close to Leesburg Road, north of McCrady Training Center today. Officials say the burn began at about 10 a.m.