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(CBS News)   7th Grader saves bus from crash after driver has heart attack. School to suspend him for driving without a license   (cbsnews.com) divider line 46
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2012-04-10 09:23:58 AM
What, the Hero tag under the bus, subby?

Bravo to that kid!
 
2012-04-10 09:29:18 AM
How many of us fantasized about doing what this kid did when we were young?

I did.
 
2012-04-10 09:30:40 AM

farksoncommand: How many of us fantasized about doing what this kid did when we were young?

I did.


What, witnessing someone nearly dying from a heart attack?
 
2012-04-10 09:31:04 AM
Good for him..golf clap. I hope the driver survives.
 
2012-04-10 09:32:14 AM
Jeremy said he remembered a superhero book he'd read in which a man stopped a runaway bus by turning off the ignition.

fark yeah, comic books.

Also: CHANGE THIS TO A HERO TAG. What the shiat is wrong with you people? I know your userbase has herped the derp since everyone moved to reddit, but for God's sake, at least try.
 
2012-04-10 09:32:50 AM
That kid is TOTALLY getting to first base at the next party in someone's basement.
 
2012-04-10 09:33:14 AM
Suspend? More like expel. Of course, if they find he was carrying any kind of object that could be used as a weapon, like say...a pen or pencil, then they'll just declare him to be a terrorist and petition the government for summary execution.
 
2012-04-10 09:33:49 AM
He's the goddamn Batman!
 
2012-04-10 09:34:23 AM
"It was scary and exhilarating. I mean, you want to know if he's OK, but then again it's happening so fast your heart is pumping," Johnny said. "It's breathtaking and breath giving."

What a profound comment for someone so young.
 
2012-04-10 09:34:40 AM
Pop quiz, hot shot.
 
2012-04-10 09:35:46 AM
Yeah, but can he parallel park?
 
2012-04-10 09:36:25 AM
Now he's qualified to work for Wal-Mart. When you save someone's arse over there treat you like a criminal, too.
 
2012-04-10 09:37:29 AM
I would not be surprised subby if the school suspended him for some stupid reason.
 
2012-04-10 09:37:36 AM
Kudos to the kid, awesomely done in such a panicky situation. Also: FARKING CHANGE TO HERO TAG! (if this was not pointed out earlier in the thread)
 
2012-04-10 09:42:47 AM
Hero tag deserved on this one methinks mods.
 
2012-04-10 09:44:31 AM
The Seattle Times reports the 43-year-old driver, whose name was not released, was taken to an area hospital, where his condition was described as grave.

He was then taken to a better hospital, where his condition was upgraded to alive.
images.wikia.com
 
2012-04-10 09:44:47 AM
Keep moving above 50 miles per hour or the bomb will assplode!
 
2012-04-10 09:46:59 AM

Jake Havechek: He's the goddamn Batman!


You kept making all the stops!?!

Well, they kept ringing the bell!!
 
2012-04-10 09:50:26 AM
Just for anyone who didn't RTFA, subby made a joke. The kid wasn't actually suspended. Seems like a few of you took that joke seriously. Enough genuine aholes in this world, we can save that rage for them.
 
2012-04-10 09:53:11 AM

SecretAgentWoman: What, the Hero tag under the bus, subby?

Bravo to that kid!


Done in one, methinks.
 
2012-04-10 10:10:48 AM
I was almost ready to be really mad if the headline was correct. How sad is it that it doesn't even seem so far off that it could happen.

I_C_Weener: Pop quiz, hot shot.


Shoot the hoodie.
 
2012-04-10 10:17:01 AM
7th grade is a good year to learn: No good deed goes unpunished.
 
2012-04-10 10:23:06 AM
Submitted this with Hero tag and headline: 7th grader passes pop driver's ed quiz.

Mod fail.
 
2012-04-10 10:23:09 AM

tentaculistic: Just for anyone who didn't RTFA, subby made a joke. The kid wasn't actually suspended. Seems like a few of you took that joke seriously. Enough genuine aholes in this world, we can save that rage for them.


A joke in the headline? WTF is wrong with you people!
 
2012-04-10 10:30:12 AM

RedThree: Jeremy said he remembered a superhero book he'd read in which a man stopped a runaway bus by turning off the ignition.

fark yeah, comic books.

Also: CHANGE THIS TO A HERO TAG. What the shiat is wrong with you people? I know your userbase has herped the derp since everyone moved to reddit, but for God's sake, at least try.


Well, the bus was heading straight for a church, not a craft brewery.
 
2012-04-10 10:45:51 AM
Man, look at all those cell phones come out. So, pretty much every middle schooler has a cell phone now?
 
2012-04-10 10:50:08 AM
Seventh grader Johnny Wood took action, too. He had studied CPR.


Your career in porn awaits you.
 
2012-04-10 10:51:28 AM

tentaculistic: Just for anyone who didn't RTFA, subby made a joke. The kid wasn't actually suspended. Seems like a few of you took that joke seriously. Enough genuine aholes in this world, we can save that rage for them.


With the sort of "zero tolerance", disciplinarian nonsense that goes on in schools nowadays, it's not a surprise that a lot of people took it seriously.

With peoples' real-world actions becoming increasingly more ludicrous as time goes on, I stopped being able to tell the difference between the real news and The Onion some while ago. :-/
 
2012-04-10 10:53:43 AM
Good teamwork there.

One kid stops the bus. Another begins CPR (Red Cross or BSA trained?). Everybody else pretty much kept their heads and made the calls.

That all said, I wouldn't be surprised if the School System does come down with some discipline. It is a CYA world, after all.
 
2012-04-10 11:00:26 AM
Moments later, the boy was shot by a local man who claims the boy caused the driver's death and was attempting to steal the bus.
 
2012-04-10 11:05:22 AM
Everyone got off the bus alive.

Not for the bus driver.

"It was scary and exhilarating. I mean, you want to know if he's OK, but then again it's happening so fast your heart is pumping,"

Again, not for the bus driver.

/seriously, 43 and a heart attack?
 
2012-04-10 11:36:22 AM
Ticket him for driving on wrong side of the road
 
2012-04-10 12:03:54 PM
Awesome that the kid was able to stop the bus. Awesome that another kid started CPR. Sucks that the driver had a heart attack at such a young age. I wish they would teach CPR in school and do the followup refresher courses each year. There is really no reason not to teach it to everyone in school once they hit a certain age and can perform decent quality CPR.
 
2012-04-10 12:34:54 PM
I'd run to the back and watch everyone die.
 
2012-04-10 12:44:30 PM
So which jerk started singing "When You're Happy and You Know It"?
 
2012-04-10 12:56:42 PM

BurnShrike: farksoncommand: How many of us fantasized about doing what this kid did when we were young?

I did.

What, witnessing someone nearly dying from a heart attack?


I've done that. It's called three years as an EMT. Not a dream, but saving a life is pretty cool I guess.

/csb
 
2012-04-10 02:33:03 PM

boyvoyeur: /seriously, 43 and a heart attack?


That's the age guys start dying from heart attacks. About 38 to 44. Generally it'll say "died unexpectedly" or "died suddenly".
 
2012-04-10 02:39:03 PM
I figure he'll be tried as an adult and thrown in the slammer. Maybe spend his sentence in solitary confinement.

/USA...
 
2012-04-10 02:40:33 PM

sharkbeagle: I'd run to the back and watch everyone die.


Are you the CEO of a major financial institution? If not, you should be.
 
2012-04-10 03:07:34 PM
/seriously, 43 and a heart attack?

It happens a lot. That's the age where your habits begin to hit back at you.
 
2012-04-10 03:17:19 PM
Good to know the schools have zero tolerance for heroism. Some of the other kids might feel bad they didn't stop the bus from crashing.
 
2012-04-10 03:39:57 PM
I like the way that he didn't spend a lot of time dithering about what to do, or looking around to see if someone else was going to do anything.
He just spotted a problem and jumped up and did something about it.
Mom and dad did a good job with that one.
He'll go far.
 
2012-04-10 03:40:30 PM
These aren't just regular kids, okay, they're super kids. And the only things missing on these guys are capes.
 
2012-04-10 04:10:34 PM

Another Government Employee: Good teamwork there.

One kid stops the bus. Another begins CPR (Red Cross or BSA trained?). Everybody else pretty much kept their heads and made the calls.

That all said, I wouldn't be surprised if the School System does come down with some discipline. It is a CYA world, after all.


BSA, meaning Boy Scouts of America? That would make sense; I'd forgotten they taught it back when we were that young. I do remember taking a CPR course from the Red Cross when I was 17, and already being familiar with how it all worked.

Of course, it's one thing to have been trained and quite another to use it at the drop of a hat. Nice job, kids.
 
2012-04-10 04:41:07 PM
As a school bus driver (in Manchester, NH), I applaud those kids. I just hope the kids on my bus would do the same.

However, knowing my company, when I finally got back to work, they'd probably fire me for letting a child drive.
 
2012-04-10 08:37:23 PM
For subby:

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