New details are coming up showing the municipal police officers possibly behind the disappearance of the 43 students in Mexico terrified them.
"We're going to kill all of you," the bus driver said the officers yelled according to The New York Times. "You, too."
The students were put into police cars and and haven't been seen since. That was in September 2014 in the city of Iguala, Mexico. An international panel of investigators have come together to examine the matter but the one thing they know is the reason for the students being abducted is still a mystery.
The 43 students were undergraduates at Escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos. It was teachers college known for it's history of activism. That begs the question if they were abducted because of the school's history.
“They all felt confusion, terror and helplessness,” wrote the panel, five lawyers and human rights experts from around Latin America.
The panel reported the students and city residents were confused about the whole situation and seemed to have been coordinated to perfection by the Mexican law enforcement. The students were in a bus because it was a tradition for a group to come together and still some buses. In this instance there were 100 of them. They would take the buses to an event and then return them when they were done. The bus companies and the police knew that it would be happening in advance.
“All of us were happy, having a blast, relaxed, happy with the drivers, playing,” a student said, according to the panel’s first report.
A group of students took a bus with it's bus driver and he told them he would need to make a pit stop, when he got off the bus he locked them in it. The students in the two other buses arrived at the station and freed their classmates and that's when the police came and started shooting.
The 43 students are still missing and there is no sight of them. We will continue to report on the story and our thoughts are with their families.