A school bus hijacker gave up because the children onboard kept asking him annoying questions.
Although children are a gift from God, they can be very annoying especially if they keep asking random questions that you don’t know the answer to. Turns out, these questions can save their lives as well.
Recently, a school bus driver from South Carolina, Kenneth Corbin, revealed how the 18 brave children won their safety by simply being annoying when their bus was hijacked by an armed man.
After his bus was hijacked, Corbin was called for an interview with Good Morning America. There he explained how Army trainee Jovan Collazo hijacked the bus after he allegedly escaped from police custody.
He did this by putting a gun to Corbin's head, asking him to take the bus to the next town, but in the meantime, the children onboard began to ask annoying questions. The children asked the hijacker if he was a soldier, prompting a hesitant response, before asking, "Why are you doing this?", to which he didn't answer.
They kept questioning him about various things and asked if he had any intentions of hurting them or the bus driver, and he said "no, I'm putting you off the bus".
Corbin explained that the rapid-fire questions caused the hijacker to snap and give up. He said,
“He sensed more questions coming, and I guess something clicked in his mind, and he said, 'Enough is enough already,' and he told me to stop the bus. When they started questioning him, it seemed to frustrate him because his main objective was to get to the next town. I think we were on the road for about four miles.”
After the hijacker was arrested, Collazo's Army-issued M4 rifle was later discovered to be empty. He was arrested that day and is now facing charges of 19 counts of kidnapping, a single count of armed robbery with a deadly weapon, and a single count of carrying a weapon on school grounds.
Superintendent @Molly_Spearman joined officials from @RichlandTwo to recognize bus driver Kenneth Corbin for his heroic efforts that kept students aboard his bus safe and out of harms way during an armed hijacking. pic.twitter.com/6AK2twJkXl— S.C. Department of Education (@EducationSC) May 14, 2021
Collazo's public defender Fielding Pringle said,
“These are obviously not the actions of an individual who was thinking clearly or rationally with an intent to escape. These are the actions of a very troubled young man.”
So, the next time your child asks a lot of questions, don’t snap at them, encourage them. This might end up saving their lives.
Article source: VT