Army Trainee Jovan Collazo Charged with Holding School Bus Driver and Students Hostage

Jovan Collazo, a trainee at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, “ran off post and escaped” with a rifle from the base according to Sheriff Leon Lott. Collazo then boarded a school bus ordering the driver to take him to the next town. The elementary-aged students on board started asking him if he was going to hurt them after which he commanded the driver to stop. Ordering them off the bus, he took the driver’s seat and drove off. He later abandoned the bus leaving the rifle inside. Police later arrested him.

Collazo faces multiple charges. The Army may discipline him.

–Ella Breedlove