Education

Teenager remains calm during chaos, helps save bus driver

| Kaitie Meyer
Emily Jones, an eighth grader at Avalon Middle School, was riding the bus home down U.S. Highway 90 on a Sept. 17, when her bus driver, Roberta Temple, started feeling tightness in her chest.
Emily Jones, 13, accepts a Certificate of Accomplishment from Transportation General Manager Virginia Sutler at the Oct. 5 school board meeting after clearly communicating to a 911 dispatcher and remaining calm during her bus driver’s respiratory emergency. Submitted photo

 

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