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Tuesday, June 5 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Closing General Session - Reunification

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On January 29, 2013 at 3:32 pm an armed subject entered a bus in Midland City Alabama demanding two hostages. The driver, Charles Poland, refused to give up the children and was shot and killed. The intruder kidnapped one child who was rescued six days later. The bus was on an extremely rural route and the only adult on the bus was shot and killed. Retired Superintendent Bynum will discuss the “Reunification” process in how the 21 children were safely reunited with their parents, as well as lessons learned in dealing with such a tragedy.

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Donny Bynum

Retired Superintendent, Dale County Alabama
Then Superintendent, Donny Bynum helped guide his school system and community through the trauma of a young student’s kidnapping at gunpoint and the murder of an employee. Mr. Bynum was a stalwart leader for Dale County through this dramatic situation in early 2013 when a gunman... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon A

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