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Missing California Children #489086

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 1976
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(Studio) California National Guard, state and local police and FBI search for 26 missing school children who vanished Thursday along with school bus driver. Feared children kidnapped. Driver is reliable 28 year employee.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chowchilla, California) School bus found; no signs of struggle. No clues found. Search ptys. organized last night and today. [Madera Cnty. Sheriff Ed BATES - says doesn't know what has occurred.] Airplanes and police units aid in search. 1/4 of students attend classes at Dairyland Elem. School. 5 children got off bus Thursday before bus stopped and children and driver disappeared.
REPORTER: Steve Mallory

(Chowchilla, California) Community described. FBI met with parents. [Missing child's mother Margie PARKER - says she didn't send her other little girl to school because she was sick.]
REPORTER: Robin Groth

(Studio) President Ford concerned and directed Attorney General to aid in search.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Groth, Robin;
Mallory, Steve

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