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Hero Punished

March 19, 2008 permalink

When a school bus driver hit her head, losing control of her vehicle, teenager Amanda Rouse saved forty lives by quickly applying the emergency brake. Her school's reaction? She was punished for failing to notify the school before going home sick. These school administrators should transfer to child protective services, where they will fit in with the prevailing culture.



The Associated Press

Discipline Despite Calif. Bus Rescue

March 16, 2008

SEASIDE, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl who stopped an out-of-control school bus she was riding on was handed a Saturday detention instead because she was skipping school.

Marina High School student Amanda Rouse was on a bus with 40 elementary school students Wednesday morning when the driver fell out of her seat after a turn and hit her head.

Rouse jumped up and applied the brakes, bringing the bus to a halt after striking two parked cars. No one was injured.

She said had asked the bus driver for a ride because she felt sick at school.

"She is in trouble with school because she made the wrong decision," said Rouse's grandmother, Sally Correll. "But I can't help but believe that she was where God wanted her to be."

A spokesperson for the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District could not immediately be reached Saturday.

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