Category Archives: Jackson

No guns for Fort Jackson trainees after school bus hijacking


The Army’s largest basic training post paused weapons immersion training after one trainee escaped May 6 and hijacked a school bus with an unloaded M4 carbine, officials at Fort Jackson, in South Carolina, said Thursday evening. The pause “means simply that weapons are kept in the arms room unless they are needed for a specific […]

The Fort Jackson private wanted to go home, so he ‘hijacked’ a school bus full of kids, officials say


Third-week Army trainee Pvt. Jovan Collazo was desperately trying to get home from Fort Jackson when he left the South Carolina installation early Thursday morning wearing a PT uniform, bearing a rifle, and hijacked a Richland County school bus, authorities say. Collazo was arrested later that day and charged with 19 counts of kidnapping and […]

Soldier who died after Fort Jackson rifle range incident identified


Pvt. James N. Zamora was identified this weekend as the soldier who died Thursday after an undisclosed incident at a rifle range on Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Post officials said the 18-year-old soldier from California was attending Basic Combat Training at the time of his death. Zamora was assigned to Company D, 3rd Battalion, 34th […]