Warren Middle School Student Hero Saves Bus Full of Students
Not all heroes wear capes, and some don't even know how to drive yet. A Detroit area middle school student is being hailed a hero after his quick thinking saved a bus full of students this past week.
Warren School's 7th-grade student Dillon Reeves jumped into action when his school bus driver suffered a medical emergency and passed out while transporting a busload of students.
"During the transport of students home from Carter Middle School after school today, one of our bus drivers became lightheaded and lost consciousness while the bus was traveling on Masonic Boulevard near Bunert Road", Superintendent Robert Livernois said in a statement.
The young student quickly went into action and jumped behind the wheel and maneuvered the bus of students to a stop without anyone being injured. Warren police and fire departments responded shortly to aid the driver and the students were loaded onto another bus to make their way home.
Superintendent Livernois went on to express his gratitude to the Carter Middle School student saying,
"The actions of the student who helped stop the bus made all the difference today, and I could not be prouder of his efforts".
The young hero even earned hero praises from Warren Councilman Jonathan Lafferty. Lafferty took to his Facebook page in a post to celebrate the Reeved saying,
"The City of Warren is very proud of our 7th Grade Hero Dillon Reeves! This young man jumped into action when his school bus driver experienced a medical emergency, bringing the bus to a stop and avoiding what could have been a very tragic accident. We are very proud of you for your heroic actions!"
Well done Dillon Reeves. As of this story, there is no word on the bus driver, but we send our good thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.