14-year-old Cory Lewis knows school buses well. And not just because he’s a frequent rider. His mother, Lisa Locklear, has been a bus driver for more than twenty years and always takes time to teach him about bus driving. Little did he know, learning these lessons would lead him to save more than 50 lives.
In December 2015, Lewis was riding on a school bus when a car crashed into the back of it. After the terrifying collision, Lewis saw something horrifying—the unconscious bus driver on the ground.
One of our middle school student will be honored tonight at the school board meeting for his heroic efforts in December. You can see Cory Lewis tonight on News13 as Taylor Herlong tells his story.Posted by Public Schools of Robeson County on Tuesday, January 12, 2016
“I noticed the bus driver wasn’t in her seat, I got up from off the ground, I went up here and I hit the brake,” Lewis said.
Because of Lewis’s quick thinking, the bus stopped completely and narrowly missed a ditch it was heading toward. No one on the bus was harmed.
HERO STUDENT! A local student from Lumberton, NC is credited for saving the lives of 50 students on his bus after the school bus driver fell out of her chair unconscious back in December.“We were going across the stop sign, and we got halfway when a car hit us. I noticed the bus driver wasn’t in her seat, I got up from off the ground, I went up here and I hit the brake,” said 14 y/o Cory Lewis.Posted by WRAL TV on Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Locklear said, “I just feel in my heart that God put him on that bus for a reason. Cory is my little hero. He is my little hero.”
We couldn’t agree more!
The school board recognized Cory Lewis for his heroic efforts after a school bus accident on December 15th. Today many classmate at Fairgrove Middle school call Cory Lewis a hero. He is in 8th grade.Posted by Public Schools of Robeson County on Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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