Life returning to normal in Alabama town
Updated: Tuesday, February 5 2013, 05:39 PM EST
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The young boy held hostage for a week in Alabama is back home now, and playing with toys.
The community of Midland City, meanwhile, is beginning to heal as students return to school.
One week ago, a gunman boarded a bus, killed the driver, and abducted a kindergartner named Ethan.
A sign outside the school now honors the bus driver, Charles Poland, who tried to stop the kidnapper.
The other side has a happy birthday message for Ethan, who turns 6 years old on Wednesday.
Investigators are still gathering and processing evidence from the underground bunker where suspect Jimmy Dykes held Ethan captive.
The FBI's hostage rescue team stormed into the bunker Monday, set off flash grenades, and then shot and killed Dykes.