Child saves classmates’ lives by taking over school bus after driver faints
Dillon Reeves, a 13-year-old student at Carter High School in Warreen, Michigan, saved the lives of his classmates in what could have been a tragedy in the United States.
In a video recorded from inside the vehicle, it can be seen how the bus driver sends messages over the radio to alert that she is not feeling well and may need to stopas he explains BBC News World.
After the driver suffered the blackout, Dillon sprang into action, grabbed the steering wheel and began to step on the brake pedal.
“Somebody call 911. Now!”shouted seventh-grader Dillon Reeves to the dozens of middle schoolers on the bus Wednesday.
After bringing the bus to a complete stop and no classmates were harmed, Dillon was hailed as a hero.
“In my more than 35 years in the world of education, this has been a extraordinary act of courage and maturity on your part.“, stated Robert Livernois, superintendent of Warren Consolidated Schools.
“I don’t know if it could have gone any better,” Livernois said, noting that the adults helped the children out the back door. “When you have someone like Dillon taking care of the busIt was a really and truly a good day for us.
Dillon declined to speak to reporters Thursday, but his parents, Steve and Ireta Reeves, were very proud of him and of the action he took.
“We have a little hero,” Dillon’s father said.. “He’s been on my lap driving on county roads, getting into driveways since he was about 4 years old…. He’s a good driver.”