Toledo bus drivers learn from a staged hostage situation
By Ashley Moser
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:35:17 GMT — Students on a Rossford School bus are in shock after their bus was hijacked. Little did they know, this was all part of an emergency preparedness drill for school bus drivers in Toledo. Over 300 bus drivers watched a live video feed from Owens Community College of the studentsâ?? and bus driverâ??s reaction to the gunman. Police and fire departments along with emergency responders helped swat team apprehend the actor playing the hijacker. Jeff Culler, Transportation Director for Rossford Schools, says this drill challenged the bus drivers and helped them prepare for a similar situation. "They will learn to remain calm and handle each situation as it arises. Through a planning process, try to plan for something that may happen like this,â?? says Culler.
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