ForexTV NewsDesk | January 30 2013 8:43 EST
ForexTV.com (New York) by R. Rode
A school bus driver was killed and a 6 year old child is being held hostage in Alabama, after a gunman boarded the school bus as it was dropping children off at the end of the school day. The gunman is still holding the child in an underground bunker, police said.
Adding to the tension was the fact that the child needs medication that has to be taken daily.
Authorities were able to send the child's medication down a pipe into the bunker and also determine that the boy had not been physically harmed.
The incident started at about 3:40 p.m. (4:40 p.m. ET) near a church in Midland City, Alabama, in the southeastern corner of the state.
Michael Senn, a local pastor said a girl described the shooter getting aboard.
"He told most of them to get off the bus," Senn related. "And then he grabbed a little boy and shot the bus driver four times."
Authorities have not released the name of the suspected gunman.
Early this morning, local authorities allowed the FBI to take the lead in the hostage situation.
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