According to officials, a young child is being hailed as a “little hero” for guiding his school bus to safety after the driver passed out.
On a busy road in the Detroit area of Michigan on Wednesday, 13-year-old Carter Middle School student Dillon Reeves tapped the brakes and brought the car carrying 66 pupils to a stop.
Dillon leaped to the front of the bus as it veered towards oncoming traffic after the driver called the transportation office to say she wanted to pull over.
Video evidence shows the exact moment she called the police and started fanning herself.
Somebody dialed 911. Now!” Dillon stopped the bus and yelled to his classmates.
Robert Livernois, the superintendent of Warren Consolidated Schools, called it “an extraordinary act of courage and maturity on his part.” He has been teaching for more than 35 years.
Livernois remarked, “I don’t know that it could have gone any better,” pointing out that adults had assisted children in leaving through the back door.
“It was truly a good day for us when you have an anchor like Dillon taking care of business on the bus.”
The illness of the bus driver is still unknown’s reason.
Despite Dillon’s Thursday refusal to meet with reporters, his parents, Steve and Ireta Reeves, were pleased.