Topsham, Maine – A bunch of awesome middle and high school students from good ol’ Maine turned into real-life action heroes when their school bus driver faced a wild medical condition on Monday morning. Talk about taking the wheel of destiny!
Topsham Police Chief, Marc Hagan, gave these young legends a thumbs-up and a big ol’ high-five for their super-fast and “deliberate action to save lives.” You know you’re awesome when even the cops are cheering for you!
So, here’s the deal: the bus was carrying 14 kids, minding their own business, and having a regular ol’ school day. But then, out of the blue, the bus driver suddenly felt like doing some skydiving… well, not really, but he did collapse at the wheel! 😱
But guess what? These kids didn’t panic like I do when I see a spider in the shower. Nope! They sprang into action like superheroes! One brave classmate grabbed the wheel, yelling, “I’m the captain now!” while another student played doctor and tried to give first aid to the poor driver. Talk about teamwork, people!
With nerves of steel, the students maneuvered the bus like they were playing a video game. They steered it off the road like pros and slammed on the brakes, stopping the bus on an embankment. And guess what? They did all this before breakfast! Impressive!
After parking the bus like champs, they called 911 for some backup and flagged down passing cars. Someone should give them a medal for multitasking!
Sadly, the driver, Mr. McDougall, didn’t have a Hollywood ending to his adventure. He was taken to the hospital and later passed away. Our thoughts go out to him and his family. Rest in peace, Mr. McDougall.
But hey, here’s the good news – not a single student got hurt! Not even a paper cut. That’s what we call a real-life magic school bus!
Another bus swooped in like a superhero sidekick and took the kids to school. And just like that, the adventure came to an end, at least for that morning.
The school district and local authorities deserve a round of applause too. They’re doing their best to support the students after such a wild ride. Gabrielle Mathieu, the school resource officer, said they’re giving the families and students some time to process all the craziness.
So, there you have it, folks! A bunch of Maine students turned a regular bus ride into a rollercoaster of emotions and heroic actions. They’ve shown us that you don’t need capes and superpowers to be a hero – just a bit of bravery and a whole lot of heart.