If you found yourself in a situation where lives were in danger, would you step up and be the hero?
Junior high students in Milton, Washington were confronted with just such a scenario, and 13-year-old Jeremy Wuitschick manned up in a big way.

When his bus driver went into convulsions, he shot out of his seat, grabbed the wheel, pulled the bus over and had the presence of mind to pull the keys from the ignition. Wuitschick may have averted catastrophe with his actions. Hit the jump to see the hero in action.



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      Ryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      They left out key details in this article... There were 2 13 year olds who helped stop the bus. One was Jeremy Wuitschick, the other was Johnny Wood. http://blog.thenewstribune.com/crime/2012/04/12/milton-middle-school-students-make-national-tv-appearance/ And sadly.... the driver of the bus, 43 year old Ryan Callis, later died at the hospital. Cause of death was a heart attack which rendered Ryan unconscious at the wheel... He never regained consciousness... Mr. Wuitschick took control of the bus, steered it to the side of the road and turned off the engine, while Wood went to the front of the bus and assisted in the evacuation. Callis was a father of three and a United States Army veteran... RIP Ryan...
      • 2 Years Ago
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        S.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Well, XiLhBJDihny0D9gK, you WOULD be the expert on bad brains, now wouldn't you?
      natron3030
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yeah he's kinda a big deal. Nice going kid.
      Joe
      • 2 Years Ago
      You can say you have the guts to do something heroic, but in the actual moment, will you do it? There is a difference between talking and doing that not many people notice. Jeremy here stepped up to the plate big time.
      BrunoT
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder if they tried to ticket him for driving w/o a license. Anything for revenue, you know.
        Ryan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BrunoT
        Would it kill you to show a little respect for the deceased?
      swede_speed
      • 2 Years Ago
      Respect
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      A hero.
      Joe
      • 2 Years Ago
      Right place right time, right action, those kids owe it to him.
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      atc98092
      • 2 Years Ago
      Perhaps if Autoblog had gotten the story from a local news station, rather than one in Southern California, they might have had a little more accuracy in the story. Those kids are local heros, and the community is mourning the loss of the driver, who was really a caring individual and quite involved in his community.
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