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School bus driver shot, 6-year-old taken hostage in Dale County (Update)

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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 04:14 PM
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Last I saw the man had allowed them to bring medicine for the kid and the kid was watching t.v. in the bunker. Weird situation. This guy has obviously got a mental disorder if he thought this was a better idea than going to court and getting a fine or probation for menacing. He said "they (the police) were after him" because he skipped court for a menacing charge.

This is a failure to by the police and neighborhood. They should have taken this man's guns as he is obviously mentally ill. His neighbors said he patrols his yard at night with a shotgun and flashlight and had threatened multiple people with guns. We can't blame guns for the actions of the obviously mentally ill.




posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 04:16 PM
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Originally posted by Veritas1
anyone else think this part is a little strange and a little too familiar?




Mike Creel, who said the suspect was his neighbor, told the local Dothan Eagle newspaper he spoke to some of the shaken children. “I talked to a girl that was riding the bus, and she told me that he came on the bus and said, ‘I need two kids between the ages of 6 and 8,’” Creel said.


www.nydailynews.com...


Good lord. I see exactly what you mean.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 04:25 PM
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Im so thinking of this lil guy,having my own 6yr old one makes it even sadder for me,ive been praying for him,and his parents+loved ones.I just so badly hope that he'll be okay.Maybe the shooter is'nt so far gone that he'd do something he can never take back,im hoping very hard.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 06:34 PM
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still...
video of the cops talkin to him at the link

www.wsfa.com...


MIDLAND CITY, AL (WSFA) -
A 6-year-old kindergartner remains a hostage more than a day after his abductor boarded a school bus in the southeast Alabama town of Midland City, fatally shot the bus driver and took the boy to a nearby underground bunker



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 06:42 PM
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I can't believe this is still going on. If I were the parent of that little guy I would be so terrified. The poor boy. I hope this ends soon, and the little guy is safe in the end



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 07:47 PM
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Someone on my facebook, her kids got off the bus right before this happened. I guess the cops evacuated her home and others around it for safety. How terrifying.



posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 11:34 PM
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over 30 hours now..

www.wsfa.com...


MIDLAND CITY, AL (WSFA) -
Authorities and the suspected killer of a school bus driver and abductor of a 6-year-old kindergartner remain locked in a hostage standoff in southeastern Alabama that's spanned more than 30 hours. The child is said to be "okay", having been given access to medicine and the box of crayons and a coloring book he requested
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oh my thi sguy was a ticking time bomb

from AP
bigstory.ap.org...

The gunman, identified by neighbors as Jimmy Lee Dykes, a 65-year-old retired truck driver, was known around the neighborhood as a menacing figure who once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a flashlight and a shotgun
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What the hell? he just wanted a hostage for something I dont know if this is gonna turn out ok for that child


As far as we know there is no relation at all. He just wanted a child for a hostage situation," said Michael Senn, a pastor who helped comfort the traumatized children after the attack.

Authorities initially said the boy was 6, but state Rep. Steve Clouse, who visited the boy's family, said he does not turn 6 until next week
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posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 11:48 PM
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sometimes I wonder about ats

this is a top story on every news outlet.. on ats it has 8 flags hmmmm



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 06:40 AM
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Hey there,anyone know how this situation is going? If the lil boy's safe yet?



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 11:00 AM
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Haven't heard much news other than its still on going, wonder why. They just to gas the bunker and breach it. Extract the child and eliminate the threat.
48 hrs in so far



posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 07:25 PM
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In case anyone hasn't noticed. You aren't getting THAT much info about this situation at all, and for one time I COMMEND the media (and authorities) for keeping it somewhat on the DL...at least until it's over. I am sure he has at least a TV in that bunker. I can't stop thinking about the poor child.
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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 08:09 PM
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This is big news. The lack of coverage is confusing... I hope you guys realize that he can stay down there forever. They will always make sure the kids needs are met, and in turn this guy will be fed and watered as well.

Kid is hungry, Kid wants to watch TV, Kid wants pizza etc etc etc....

God, I hope they dont make a Waco out of this one!
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posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 04:26 AM
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We all heard it during the Newtown news coverage, over and over again:
"...kids between the ages of six and eight..."
"...kids between the ages of six and eight..."
"...kids between the ages of six and eight..."
"...kids between the ages of six and eight..."
"...kids between the ages of six and eight..."

And then this guy storms a bus and says "...I need two kids between the ages of six and eight!"

And it seems to me like the media are ignoring this whole situation. And consequently ATS has been notably quiet about it too.

Are the media not chiming in on this with their usual enthusiasm because the shooter/kidnapper is still alive, and therefore possibly able to tell his own story? Are they staying quiet because this situation precludes them the ability to just make up a story as they go along, like they have arguably done in --other recent situations--?

Parents be warned.



posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 04:33 AM
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I'm not all that far from there....not in that area but close enough it is big on our local news. They are REALLY playing up the "he is a conspiracy theorist angle.

My husband was saying it seems like a set up and wants to know if kids are related to him.

It looked on the news like half the ARMY was down there. Looked more military than cop.

They kept saying he was paranoid...conspiracy theorist who thought government was his biggest enemy.
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Eta also they said something about he beat a dog that got on his property with a pipe. So he could.be violent without.a.gun too.
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posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 01:59 PM
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heres a pic of the crazy mofo



posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 02:08 PM
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"If he had a knife or even a stick, he would be just as effective. Guns dont kill..."

Come on someone, I'm waiting.



posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 05:10 PM
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just an update

4th day now
bigstory.ap.org...


The standoff between police and a gunman accused of holding a kindergartner hostage in an underground bunker dragged into a fourth day on Friday, as authorities sought to continue delicate conversations with the man through a pipe and worked to safely end the tense situation.


How do you get them out and keep the boy safe?

There were signs the standoff could go on: the shelter has electricity, food, TV, and police have delivered the boy's medication through a 4-inch-wide ventilation pipe leading to the bunker.

Hostage negotiators have used the pipe to talk to the gunman, but investigators have been tightlipped about their conversations.



The shelter was about 4 feet underground, with about 6-by-8 feet of floor space and the PVC pipe that negotiators were speaking through, said James Arrington, police chief of the neighboring town of Pinckard



posted on Feb, 2 2013 @ 12:51 AM
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Thank you for the update,i keep checking,even when im not logged in-each time hoping to see that this is over.I should hope the negotiators insist on speaking to the boy too,and can at least pass messages between him and his parents-that would help the poor kid and his folks a bit to get through this.I find it worrying that he could beat a dog to death,this man,and at least one adult.Still,it does'nt automatically follow that he would kill a child too.What does worry me,i don't see any good outcome for the hostage taker,and he must be aware of that also.I so wish this would End now,and this poor child can go home already!!!!!



posted on Feb, 2 2013 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by goou111
sometimes I wonder about ats

this is a top story on every news outlet.. on ats it has 8 flags hmmmm


It might be that this story is too hard to spin in the usual conspiracist way. You know, a false flag to demonize crazy survivalist government hating nutjobs



posted on Feb, 2 2013 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by cripmeister

Originally posted by goou111
sometimes I wonder about ats

this is a top story on every news outlet.. on ats it has 8 flags hmmmm


It might be that this story is too hard to spin in the usual conspiracist way. You know, a false flag to demonize crazy survivalist government hating nutjobs


Im sure thats it, but this seems perfect for ats the guy is a government hating doomsday prepping conspiracy theorist

who has this kid in his doomsday bunker

Thats why sometimes I wonder lol





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