Channelview band director hailed as hero in wake of Alabama bus crash. By Emily Foxhall, Staff Writer. March 14, 2018 Updated: March 14, 2018 9:36pm
Channelview ISD Superintendent Greg Ollis says the district hired two buses from First Class Tours to take a group of band students, chaperones and staff to Disney World for a performance and some fun. It was on their trip home when Benson heard panic on the bus. "I woke up and the band director, he was not driving, he was at the front and he was screaming, 'Harry, Harry, Harry,'" Benson explained. Eyewitness News confirmed the driver on the bus was Harry Caligone.
It's been an emotional day for everyone impacted by the Channelview High School band bus crash. "It's been a trying, full day," said Capt. John Malone, troop commander for the Alabama Highway Patrol.
-- A charter bus carrying high school students home to Houston, Texas from a high school band trip to Disney World plunged 50 feet down an Alabama ravine early Tuesday, and numerous children were taken by helicopters to emergency rooms. According to CBS News affiliate WKRG-TV, the bus driver, Harry Caligone, was killed in the crash.
Channelview family who survived Alabama bus crash: ... A bus carrying Channelview High School band members home to ... in the bus along with the band director, ...
A tour bus carrying Channelview High School band members crashed 50 feet into a ravine off Interstate 10 in Alabama early Tuesday morning. 01 / 13 A tour bus carrying Channelview High School band members crashed 50 feet into a ravine off Interstate 10 in Alabama early Tuesday morning.
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The crash of a charter bus carrying a high school band from Florida to Texas left a driver dead and about three dozen people injured in south Alabama. less Ericka Rivera and her son Emilio, 12, listen during a prayer vigil in the parking lot of the Bill Neal Center next to Channelview High School, Tuesday, March 13, 2018.