Saudi School Bus Joyride Update. I’m glad this turned out to be a simple mistake and nothing more sinister. I just hope that those who made that determination made it with a full awareness of the fact that even people who are here legally can sometimes mean to do harm, and with a clear and convincing explanation for all the curious aspects of this, including the trench coat in Florida in May, which is not mentioned in the report below.
“Saudi Men Mistakenly Board Fla. School Bus,” from AP, with thanks to Cindy:
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Two Saudi men who boarded a school bus full of students were released from jail Tuesday after federal officials determined they do not pose a security threat.
Through an interpreter, Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20, told investigators they got on the bus Friday morning because they wanted to visit a high school and didn’t know it was just for students.
At the time, the men gave conflicting reasons why they boarded the bus. But detectives later determined they meant no harm, and immigration agents found that they were here legally.