Rick Schoenfeld, who was one of the kidnappers from the 1976 Chowchilla school bus incident, has been released from prison.


Schoenfeld, his brother and another accomplice kidnapped 26 children from a school bus and the driver, on a remote Chowchilla road in 1976. They took the victims to a Livermore quarry and ordered them into a moving van the kidnappers had buried. After 16 hours, the bus driver and the children were able to dig themselves out and find help. Schoenfeld was unable to call in his $5 million ransom demand, before the victims freed themselves.

The I-Team's Dan Noyes has spoken with several of the victims who are now adults. Dan will have the story coming on a special edition of ABC7 News at 5 before the NBA Playoffs.

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