KTLA - A College Park, Maryland, school bus driver was hailed for her heroic actions after the bus she was driving caught fire Monday.
The fire was reported at about 4:45 p.m Monday along the 9600 block of 51st Avenue in College Park, according to Mark Brady, the public information officer for Prince George’s County, MD Fire and EMS Department.
Twenty children from Glenarden Woods Elementary School were on the bus when the blaze started, apparently originating near one of the rear wheels, he said.
The driver, identified by a parent as Reneita Smith, safely got each and every student off and away from danger, KTLA sister station WTVR reported.
“Reneita [not only] took each one of the 20 kids from the bus one by one, but also went into the empty bus again to check if everyone was out, while it was still burning.”
Peanut butter and jelly. Lamb and tuna fish. College Park and fires. All matches made in heaven, so it was only a matter of time before one of those PG County school buses caught on fire. Luckily Reneita was behind the wheel and saved the shit out of all those kids. A big time tip of my cap to her. Who has time for little shit for brains kids when a bus is on fire? You just want to get out of dodge, but she Simon Birch’d it and saved all the kids while it the bus was lit up like the 4th of July. I think we’d all like to say we’d do the same thing, but fuck that. It’s like when you sit in the emergency exit row on an airplane and agree to help everyone before yourself, and then you snicker full knowing you’re strapping 3 seat cushions that also operate as a flotation device to your arms and legs and peacing out as fast as you can. History is written by the victors, as are the 6 figure book and movie deals.