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School Bus Hijacked in Jacksonville, Suspect Arrested

Thursday morning incident ended in Cabot.
The scene in Cabot when the hijacking ended. Photo courtesy: Summer Cavender.
The scene in Cabot when the hijacking ended. Photo courtesy: Summer Cavender.
Line of police cars behind bus in Cabot. Photo courtesy @Kelsey_Shae22 via Twitter.
Line of police cars behind bus in Cabot. Photo courtesy @Kelsey_Shae22 via Twitter.
CABOT, AR - A man is in custody who police say hijacked a school bus this morning with students on board.

Officials say no one was injured in the ordeal that began in Jacksonville and ended in Cabot at Highway 5 and Mountain Springs Road, just west of Highway 67/167.

The Jacksonville Police Department (JPD) says the incident was reported around 7:15. That's when a 911 call from the 1000 block of North First Street reported a man armed with a knife.

Police say Miller first approached a person and demanded a vehicle from someone who did not have one. Miller then got onto a stopped Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD) bus and jumped into the driver's seat, armed with the knife.

The JPD says 11 elementary school aged children were on board the bus, along with a driver. A PCSSD spokesperson says the children were headed to multiple schools in Jacksonville.

Miller drove the bus out of Jacksonville and headed north. Police chased the bus to Cabot, where the incident ended in his arrest.


Miller is charged with vehicle piracy, 12 counts of kidnapping and 2 counts of aggravated assault.

Video courtesy: Kelsey Eggers
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