A boy stops a bus – level 3

02-05-2023 07:00

A 13-year-old student from Carter Middle School in Warren, Michigan, United States, is being hailed as a hero after saving 66 students when their school bus driver lost consciousness.

Dillon Reeves, seated five rows back, quickly leaped to the front and took control of the wheel, steering the bus to safety. The incident, captured on video, shows the driver messaging officials about feeling unwell before losing consciousness. Dillon recognized the driver’s distress, he brought the bus to a stop and called for emergency assistance. The cause of the driver’s illness is still unknown, and she had no previous incidents while driving.

Dillon’s quick thinking and decisive action prevented a potential tragedy, earning him praise from local officials and the community. His parents expressed both shock and pride, while Dillon remains humble, unaware of the impact his actions have had on others.

Difficult words: hail (to praise enthusiastically), distress (extreme anxiety or pain), potential (possible).

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What qualities did Dillon embody that helped him make such a decisive and heroic decision in the face of danger?


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