A bus driver in South Carolina is being hailed a hero after he was able to keep his cool during an armed hijacking.
Kenneth Corbin attempted to keep the Army trainee off the bus until he pulled out his rifle. At that point, Corbin's main goal was to keep the 18 children onboard safe.
According to reports, the hijacker was getting annoyed after the children kept asking him questions.
"They asked him, 'why are you doing this?' He never did have an answer for this one. They asked, was he going to hurt them? He said 'no.' They asked, 'are you going to hurt our bus driver?' He said, 'no. I'm going to put you off the bus,'" Corbin recalled.
"He sensed more questions coming and I guess something clicked in his mind and he said, 'enough is enough already,' and he told me to 'stop the bus, and just get off.'"
The gunman, identified as 24-year-old Jovan Collazo, remains in custody facing two dozen charges, including 19 counts of kidnapping.
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