No parole for Chowchilla school-bus kidnapper

Jan 6, 2009 Full story: Palo Alto Weekly

A state Board of Parole Hearings panel Monday night once again denied parole for one of three men -- all from wealthy families in Atherton and Portola Valley -- who in 1976 kidnapped a busload of schoolchildren ...

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#1 Jan 6, 2009
I cannnot forget this time. I was a school bus driver at the time this happened. Those kids would have died if it was not for the older kids on that bus and the driver. They should never get out. To this day a lot of the kids still have many problems related to this horrible crime.
Lawrence Berk

United States

#2 Mar 13, 2009
Seeing the movie with Karl Malden last night on satellite TV brought back the horrible memories of this despicable crime. What ever happened to capital punishment?

United States

#3 Mar 13, 2009
The sad thing to me is those childern did suffer but what is sader is they are held prisoner by their own unforgiveness. And Chowchilla to, every year they replay it over over over again.

Mark 11:25,26 says:And whenever you stand praying,if you have anything against anyone,forgive him that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.but if you do not forgive neither will Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.

United States

#4 Oct 10, 2009
that movie was as phoney as a 9 dollar bill going backwards to the north pole
me here

Gig Harbor, WA

#5 Oct 13, 2009
I think they should never get out!!!! My dad and aunts were supposed to be on that bus but my grandmother had a bad feeling that day a kept them home from school.

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