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1976 Chowchilla Kidnapping Survivors Share Their Stories

Laura Yazzie Fanning was 5 years old when 26 of her fellow classmates and their bus driver were buried alive in 1976. The kidnappers held the children and their driver at gunpoint on a bus in Chowchilla, California. When they finally arrived at a quarry nearly 100 miles away, the kidnappers put them in a moving van and buried them alive. Miraculously, after 16 hours they escaped through a hole in the roof of the van.
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