The bus engulfed in flames

His citizenship should be revoked and he should be deported back to Senegal… after he’s spent 15 years in an Italian prison.

Via The Telegraph:

An Italian bus driver of Senegalese descent was arrested on Wednesday after hijacking his own vehicle and setting it on fire, allegedly threatening to kill more than 50 children on board.

The 47-year-old man said he was acting in revenge for the thousands of migrants, many of them African, who have drowned in the Mediterranean in recent years while trying to reach Europe from Libya.

“No one will survive,” he said, according to police. “He shouted: ‘Stop the deaths at sea, I’ll carry out a massacre’,” said Marco Palmieri, a police spokesman.

The driver rammed the bus into cars on a busy highway before it came to a stop. Television footage showed thick black smoke and flames billowing from the bus, which was reduced to a burnt-out hulk.

The man, named as Ousseynou Sy, was driving 51 children from their middle school near the city of Cremona to a sporting event on the outskirts of Milan when he started making threats.

He stopped the bus, doused it in petrol and set it on fire. Police arrived on the scene and smashed the windows to allow the children to escape. One of the children told reporters that the driver had threatened to pour petrol on them and set them alight.

“He handcuffed us and threatened us. He said that if we moved he would pour out the petrol and set fire to it. He kept saying that people in Africa are dying and the fault is Di Maio and Salvini’s (Italy’s two deputy prime ministers). Then the Carabinieri saved us”.

Mobile phone footage taken by passing motorists showed dozens of children screaming in panic as they ran away from the vehicle. Twelve children were taken to hospital for bruises, smoke inhalation or because they were suffering from shock.