Bus Driver Shot Dead; Child Held Hostage
A man fatally shot the driver of a school bus in Alabama and fled with a 6-year-old child passenger, prompting an overnight standoff with police that remained unresolved Wednesday, authorities and reports said.
The Dale County Sheriff told WBMA-TV (bit.ly ) that the man shot the driver in Midland City on Tuesday afternoon when he refused to let the child off the bus. The driver later died of his wounds. His identity wasn’t released
The shooter took the child to an area behind a nearby church, and police were negotiating with him for hours, authorities said.