Heroic teen prevents bus crash after driver knocked unconscious

Ruth Doherty
Heroic teen prevents bus crash after driver knocked unconscious
Heroic teen prevents bus crash after driver knocked unconscious



A teenager has been hailed a hero after preventing a bus crash when the bus driver was knocked unconscious in an assault.

The bus driver had stopped the bus to deal with an unruly student, who then attacked her and knocked her unconscious.

The bus then started to move after the driver's hands slipped off the wheel and brakes, reports Fox News.

So Tay'veon Slaughter, a student at Christa McAuliff Superintendent's Academy, stepped in and stepped on the brake, halting the bus and calling police.

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Tay'veon told WAFB.com: "When she was knocked out, I stood up and I knew I had to stop the bus," "It was still moving so I stood and I put my foot on the brake and put it in park. Threw it in neutral and pulled the park brake."

Cpl L'Jean McKneely, of the Baton Rouge Police Department, said: "Several witnesses on the bus said the driver was involved in an argument with an unruly student.

"The student punched the bus driver several times in the face until she was knocked unconscious."

The attacker ran away and that's when Tay'veon jumped into action.

He added: "I knew I had to stop the bus because, you know, she's not responding.

"The bus was speeding up. So I knew if we get into a wreck, all of us would have been hurt."

The student accused of attacking the driver was later arrested and charged with battery of a bus operator, aggravated obstruction of a roadway, and second-degree battery.





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