Hero Bus Driver Saves Kids From Raging Fire (Video!)Monica Bielanko
Now this, THIS, is the woman I want chauffering my children to school, yes ma’am.
Lindora Richardson, a North Carolina bus driver, was driving the kids home from Chantilly Montessori Elementary School when she detected a “burning smell”, then smoke began pouring from the dashboard. She didn’t waste any time putting the bus in park and, as CNN reports, herding all the children, ages 6 to 10, off the bus. As the news anchor says, “herding kids that age is like herding cats!”
Ain’t that the truth!
Nonetheless, Richardson rushed them all safely off the bus and, as you’re about to see, it wasn’t a moment too soon.
“We are very proud of her and for her following proper procedures,” said Stalberte, speaking on behalf of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, on Thursday. “It could have taken a very different turn had she not done her job correctly.”
Richardson said she stayed calm and ushered the children to the rear emergency exit where they jumped out of the bus one-by-one and got away from the burning bus.
The bus driver said she and the students “walked so far up the street” where they witnessed the smoke and flames engulf the vehicle.
Within one minute, fire had totally engulfed the bus which is a total loss. But there are no injuries!
But enough of my rambling. Just watch the video and listen to Ms. Richardson tell her story.