Their captors were armed and had a bomb. Several hours into the standoff the bomb was detonated as the children and teachers watched. What happened next was unbelievable, and the subject of a new film "The Cokeville Miracle."
Lori Nate Conger was there as a student 30 years ago and survived the ordeal. Lori told me her story and as she did, I felt her incredible strength and passion for life. I will be posting her story in the next few days. I hope you read it.
I also chatted with director T.C. Christensen and actress Sara Kent. Christensen told me the film was a blessing to make, mostly due to the cast. But added, "It always goes back to the story."
Sarah Kent, who plays "Claudia Hartley" in the movie, told me, "There was a very special spirit on the set of the film."
"The Cokeville Miracle" is in theaters June 5th.
Tony Toscano, T.C. Christensen, Sarah Kent, Lori Nate Conger