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Michigan seventh grader brings school bus to a stop after driver loses consciousness

“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 Warren Consolidated Schools superintendent said.
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A Michigan seventh grader is being praised for helping to avert a possible crisis after his school bus driver passed out at the wheel and the boy brought the bus to a stop.

The student, Dylan Reeves, sprung into action Wednesday afternoon during his ride home from Carter Middle School in Warren, a city 20 miles north of Detroit, Warren Consolidated Schools Superintendent Robert Livernois said.

When the bus driver "became lightheaded and lost consciousness" while driving on Masonic Boulevard near Bunert Road, the student "saw the driver in distress, stepped to the front of the bus and helped bring it to a stop without incident," according to a statement from the superintendent.

The police and fire departments responded to the scene and treated the driver, and the students were moved onto another bus for the rest of their ride home, according to the superintendent's statement.

“The actions of the student who helped stop the bus made all the difference today, and I could not be prouder of his efforts,” Livernois said Wednesday.

It was not immediately clear how many kids were on the bus nor what the driver's current condition is. The superintendent and police commissioner could not immediately be reached Thursday morning.