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WATCH: Richland County deputies provide update on bus hijacking

South Carolina Highway Patrol will be increasing patrols in Midlands school zones to help make...
South Carolina Highway Patrol will be increasing patrols in Midlands school zones to help make sure drivers and students make it to their destinations safely. (source: WIS)
Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 3:58 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF/WIS/WCSC) – Officials in Richland County are set to speak following a trainee’s arrest for allegedly boarding a school bus with a gun.

The news conference with the Richland County Sheriff’s Office is set to begin at 4 p.m.

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The incident occurred on a school bus near Eagle Park Road and Percival Road, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said.

All of the 18 students on the bus and their driver are safe the suspect, whose identity has not yet been released, is in custody, Lott said.

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