One woman proved once again why bus drivers are everyday heroes when she managed to save all 56 students on board after her school bus caught on fire. Teresa Stroble, from Duncan, SC, kept her composure after two ninth grade students alerted her of smoke coming from the bus. According to a statement from the school district, Stroble was driving the students on their way to Duncan Elementary, Beech Springs Intermediate, and Byrnes Freshman Academy when she quickly yet calmly directed the kids to safety before calling the fire department.
The seven-year veteran driver and teacher assistant is being labeled a hero for her steady and swift action that inevitably led to the safety of every student before the fire ravaged the entire bus. "Hero!! Ms. Teresa Stroble. She evacuated 56 students in under a minute. God bless her. So grateful for her quick action," Superintendent Scott Turner tweeted out. The district also praised the Duncan Fire Department for putting the fire out and "all district administrators who responded and helped with what could have been a very tragic situation."
Read on to see more photos from the destructive bus fire to understand exactly why Stroble is worthy of her praise.