LHS students assist bus driver with medical emergency

LHS students assist bus driver with medical emergency

LINCOLN – Early Monday morning, Lincoln High School students came to the rescue for a First Student Transportation bus driver.

Principal Kevin McNamara said sometime around 7 a.m., a bus driver was transporting LHS teens to school when the driver pulled to the side of a road before informing a student about a medical emergency.

It was then that students sprung to help, calling both the bus company and 911.

“There were several students that took action quickly,” McNamara said, applauding them for their efforts.

“We’re very proud of our students who were able to alert First Student and call 911,” he said, adding that about 20 students, in 9th- through 12th-grade, were on the bus at the time, though he could not provide where the vehicle was when the driver pulled over.

First Student officials could not provide details about the driver or the incident as of press time.

“We certainly wish the driver well,” McNamara said.

After being alerted about the situation, First Student sent another bus to collect the students and transport them to the Lincoln High campus, McNamara said, where the group made it to school on time before speaking with the LHS social worker and psychologist.

The principal said the students were handling the situation well, but were advised to meet with either the social worker or psychologist, should they feel they need to speak with someone.

McNamara then made phone calls to parents, informing them of what happened.

“I’m very proud of how they conducted themselves,” McNamara said of the teens.

“It’s really a testament to the great students we have at Lincoln High School,” he said.