SWAT team ties up students during ‘scary’ terror drill, blows out all tires on hijacked bus
by: J. D. Heyes
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
We’ve been reporting steadily on the rise of militaristic tactics used by local police forces, which we find both alarming and unnecessary. Unfortunately, that trend appears to be accelerating and shows no signs of reversal anytime soon.
One of the most recent examples comes from the small community of Rossford, Ohio, where a SWAT team decided to run a mock anti-terror drill on a bus full of students heading for an event.
According to the local ABC affiliate:
A training exercise this Rossford Wednesday morning left students literally hanging on to the edge of their seats.
In the scenario: A school bus is en route to an event when suddenly it’s hijacked! A camera inside the bus captured the whole thing while an audience of school teachers, administrators and transportation directors watched it all unfold on a live feed.
The hijacker even tied some of the students up and told them to keep their heads down. The bus eventually ended up at Owens Center for Emergency Preparedness. That’s where first responders and SWAT teams were ready to move in.