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Driver leads students to safety after school bus fire

Hero bus driver Teresa Stroble; school bus that caught fire Photo: cbsnews.com

SOUTH CAROLINA school bus driver Teresa Stroble is being celebrated as a local hero in her hometown after leading fifty-six students to safety when the vehicle caught fire on Tuesday morning, cbs46.com reports.

Speaking on behalf of the incident, Melissa Robinette, a spokesperson for the Spartanburg County School District, said the bus was carrying students to Duncan Elementary, Beech Springs Intermediate, and then eventually to Byrnes High School.

“From what we’ve been able to gather initially, two students seated at the rear of the bus noticed the smoke and notified their driver immediately,” Robinette said. “She did exactly as trained, reacted quickly and got all kids off the bus safely. Luckily, no one was injured.”

Superintendent Scott Turner said he was incredibly proud of driver Stroble. “She is our hero today,” Turner said of the driver. He said Stroble stayed calm, made student safety her first priority, and followed her training.

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