"I guess we'll just sit here for a while," she said. Several students, including 15-year-old Harold Vanalstyne, rushed to the front of the bus to avoid any collision.
"I ran up to the front and braced myself for impact because I knew that if train would have hit us, I would have been dead back there," Vanalstyne told ABC7. "I thought I was going to die. I thought it was going to be the last breath I took." The train passed just a few feet behind the bus. After the incident the driver was immediately suspended, then fired after an investigation. But parents told ABC7 that they want criminal charges against the driver.
"There was a lot of kids' lives in danger there," said Vanalstyne's father. "They could have been gone. All them kids could have been gone. We all know what trains do."