South Carolina Teachers Avert Bus Crash


"At that moment, I don't think I was fearful. I was very scared when we went through the stop sign," recalls Amy Ryan, "I was very scared when we - when it felt like we were going to tip. At that moment, when I actually went over the bus driver to get to the brakes, I don't think I was scared at that moment. I just knew the bus had to stop."

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBKO) -- Some fast-acting teachers in South Carolina recently put the brakes on a very dangerous situation. Authorities have now released this surveillance video of them in action.

The Charleston County school district says it started when a school bus went through a stop sign during a turn. The momentum pushed the driver out of the seat.

School officials say a sign language interpreter grabbed the steering wheel and a fourth grade teacher slammed on the brakes. Their intervention stopped the school bus from crashing into a ditch.

The district is calling the two teachers "heroes."

"At that moment, I don't think I was fearful. I was very scared when we went through the stop sign," recalls Amy Ryan, "I was very scared when we - when it felt like we were going to tip. At that moment, when I actually went over the bus driver to get to the brakes, I don't think I was scared at that moment. I just knew the bus had to stop."

School officials say no one was hurt and the bus driver is no longer working for the district.


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