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Man pleads guilty in bus hijacking

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to 11 counts of kidnapping in connection with the hijacking of a Jacksonville school bus last year.

No one was injured when Nicholas John Miller hijacked the bus at knifepoint last year. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports ( ) that Miller pleaded guilty to the 11 charges Thursday and was sentenced to 55 years in prison.

Miller was on board the bus for 50 minutes and drove the vehicle at times, running red lights and stop signs. He eventually stopped the bus after police placed spike strips on the road.

His defense attorney, Birc Morledge, says Miller was suffering from "drug-induced psychosis" at the time and had no intention to hurt the children. Morledge says Miller "deeply regrets" the incident.

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