Heavily armed men move away from the suspects home at the scene of a Dale County hostage scene in Midland City, Ala. on Wednesday Jan. 30, 2013. Authorities were locked in a standoff Wednesday with a gunman authorities say on Tuesday intercepted a school bus, killed the driver, snatched a 6-year-old boy and retreated into a bunker at his home in Alabama. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, Mickey Welsh) NO SALES
Alabama State Senator Jimmy Holley offered his condolences to the family of the little boy.
During a town hall meeting in Florala, Senator Holley and State Representative Mike Jones took questions from residents about the upcoming legislative session.
Most of those questions concerned school safety and the hostage situation in Midland City. He will look at any legislative initiatives to help prevent a similar incident in the future.