In a sea of negative stories, sometimes grasping a story about a lifesaver can be just what the public needs. On September 12th, a heroic bus driver in Maryland pulled 20 children from her burning bus and saved their lives.

The fire allegedly originated near one of the rear wheels. The driver has been identified as Reneita Smith and she safely got each student off the bus and away from danger before the flames could engulf the bus.


The fire completely destroyed the bus. Thanks to Smith’s quick thinking and calm demeanor, however, every student was spared from danger and the potentially disastrous consequences were avoided. While the cause of the fire is unknown, it’s clear that the town of College Park, Maryland has one of the best bus driver’s in the country.