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Missing California Children / Ford #44397

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 1976
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(Studio) 26 school children and bus driver missing for over 24 hours in California. Bus found; no signs of violence.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chowchilla, California) Bus yields no clues with regard to fate of passengers. Bus dropped off riders at 3 stops before vanishing. Search launched last night and today. [Farmer George METZNER - says can't believe it.] FBI sends in special agents. Sheriff Ed Bates falls short of implying kidnapping.
REPORTER: David Louie (KGO-TV)

(Studio) National Guard provides 2 copters for search; ready to help with ground search. President Ford reported concerned for children and driver.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry

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