Rob Hunter was in his ninth day of his first teaching job when his class was kidnapped at gunpoint by an escaped prisoner.

It was Valentine’s Day, 1977 when Edwin Eastwood burst into Mr Hunter’s classroom in Wooreen, South Gippsland.

Eastwood, who had been gaoled for a similar kidnapping in Faraday, central Victoria in 1972, had been on the run for two months after escaping from the Geelong Gaol when he set his sights on Mr Hunter and his nine primary school students.

Join Rob Hunter as he shares his story from out the front of the cell Eastwood escaped from.

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