Fifth-Grader Rescues School Bus Full of Classmates After Deadly Freak Accident

After unfathomable circumstances put the lives of 27 children in danger, Nicholas Sierra sprung into action. He knew that his only option was to make sure each and every elementary schooler made it out alive. It already seemed like an impossible mission, but something else that made the situation even direr—Nicholas was only ten years old.

Before the Accident

It was 85° in Tampa, Florida, and Nicholas and his peers were gathered outside Mary E. Bryant Elementary school, waiting in the blistering heat for their bus home. Nicholas adjusted the electric green safety belt slung over his shoulder, which reflected the fluorescent afternoon light. He had no way of knowing that in less than an hour, his life would be in imminent danger...


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