A school bus driver is being hailed a hero for keeping a student from being hit by a passing car. Last week, April Wise, a bus driver for the Tecumseh Local Schools in New Carlisle, Ohio, was running her route and went to drop off a student. The young student was just stepping off the bus when Wise noticed a car passing the bus on the right side. She yells "Whoa, wait, wait, no! No! Stay! Stay!" and grabs the boy by his backpack, keeping him from stepping off the bus just as a car pulls up beside the bus and finally stops a few feet past the bus doors.
Tecumseh Local School released a video of the incident on social media, praising Wise and reminding drivers to respect the school buses and never pass them. “Today our HERO drove a big, yellow school bus,” they write in the post. Commenters to the post heaped praise on Wise, including relatives of the student she saved. “This woman is OUR FAMILY HERO tonight as this was my nephew,” writes Amy Mendenhall. “Thank you for being so aware and protecting these children. We truly appreciate and are grateful for you 🙏🙏🙏”
The school district later announced that Wise will be recognized for her life saving actions by their State Representative as well as representatives from the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Transportation, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. They then added, “Way to go, April!”