Middle school student stops bus after driver's heart attackon April 9, 2012 @ 10:09 am (Updated: 10:35 am - 4/9/12 )
The bus was just about to pull up to Surprise Lake Middle School, on Milton Way, when the driver slumped over the wheel.
Deputy Fife School Superintendent Jeff Short says one of the 12 or 13-year-old students took quick action.
"As the bus was angling away, the student went up and helped pull the driver back and get the wheel," said Short. The student was able to pull the bus safely to a stop on the side of the road.
A school district employee who was driving by saw something was wrong and pulled over, got on board the bus, and started CPR on the stricken substitute driver. Medics transported the man to a hospital, but his condition is not known.
The students walked the short distance to school and Short says staffers were meeting with the kids Monday morning, concerned that they might be upset about what happened.
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