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School Bus Hijacked in Jacksonville, Suspect Arrested

CABOT, AR -- A man is in custody who police say hijacked a school bus this morning with students on board.
The scene in Cabot when the hijacking ended. (Summer Cavender)
The scene in Cabot when the hijacking ended. (Summer Cavender)
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.

Jacksonville Police say Nicholas John Miller first approached a person and demanded a vehicle from someone who did not have one.  The incident was called in to 911 around 7:15a.m. That's when a 911 call from the 1000 block of North First Street 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, 22, is charged with vehicle piracy, 12 counts of kidnapping and 2 counts of aggravated assault. 

Video courtesy: Kelsey Eggers


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