"This is a revolution! This school is being taken hostage! Don't push any alarms, answer any phones, or call for help. I have guns and this is a bomb. You and I are only one-half inch from death."
This is the true story of a traumatic hostage takeover that threatened the lives of over 150 students and teachers from Cokeville, Wyoming. As parents of one of the student hostages, Hartt and Judene Wixom recapture the terror and confusion that struck this small, tight-knit community on May 16, 1986. The Wixoms describe in detail the chain of events that led up to David Young's invasion, balancing the horrific scenes of terror with stories of hope and faith. The miraculous outcome of the nightmare proved to those involved that there are times when angels intervene to save the children.
The basis for the movie To Save the Children, this terrifying yet tender story shows the strength of the human spirit and the reality of heavenly miracles.