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Students aid bus driver suffering medical emergency

Posted at 8:01 AM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 08:01:40-04

ST. LOUIS (KMOV/CNN) - Three middle school students sprung into action after their bus driver started having a seizure.

Eighth-grader Alex Fisher and his two friends were riding the bus from Rogers Middle School on Monday when they noticed something was wrong.  

"I walked up to the front, then I saw the bus driver shaking. And I asked her if she was OK and she was not responding. So I called my friends," said Alex Fisher.

"I am like we just need an ambulance, quick," Emilio Stewart said. He called 911.

While all this was going on, the bus was still in motion heading toward a resale store.  

Michael Harrell, a resale store employee, saw the bus in distress and took action.  

"I tried to get the door open. I couldn't, so I jumped through the first window," he said. "I saw and jumped in the bus, got to the front and got control of the bus, and I had to break it and stop it."

The bus came to a stop, resting on a utility pole.  

Help arrived, and the bus driver was taken away in an ambulance.  

For the three young boys, they say they will never stop going out of their way to help someone in need.  

"I would do anything to help somebody out," Alex said.

"I am so happy that we helped her through that situation," Emilio said.

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