7th-grade hero from Michigan saves a school bus when the driver becomes unconscious

Detroit-area student Dillon Reeves helps bring Warren Consolidated Schools bus to safe stop.

Dillon Reeves, a seventh-grade student from Carter Middle School in Warren, Michigan, is receiving widespread acclaim for his bravery and quick thinking in the face of a dangerous situation. On Wednesday afternoon, Dillon and his classmates were on their way home when the driver of their school bus suffered a medical episode behind the wheel. The driver became unconscious, leaving the students in a potentially perilous situation.

But Dillon didn’t panic. Instead, the 13-year-old hero sprang into action, assessing the situation and taking control of the bus. He quickly moved to the driver’s seat and applied the brakes, bringing the bus to a safe stop on the side of the road. In doing so, he potentially saved the lives of his fellow students and prevented a catastrophic accident.

Footage released by the district begins with the female driver waving her hat near her face in an attempt to cool herself off.

She then picks up a microphone and is heard telling a dispatcher “I’m feeling really dizzy, I might have to pull over… and I need someone to come take my kids.”

About 15 seconds later, the driver could be seen experiencing a medical episode while the bus slowly starts to drift leftward.

Reeves is then seen rushing to the front of the bus, grabbing its steering wheel and pressing his foot down on the brake.

“Someone call 911 now, someone call 911,” he says to the other students as screams could be heard. “I don’t care! Someone call 911!”

Dillon’s courageous act was captured on video, and the footage quickly went viral. He has since been hailed as a hero by his community, his school, and people all around the world who have been inspired by his bravery.

It’s worth noting that Dillon wasn’t alone in his efforts. Other students on the bus also helped to keep their classmates calm and safe during the incident. But it was Dillon who took charge and made the split-second decision that prevented a tragedy from occurring.

In a world where it’s easy to feel powerless and overwhelmed by the challenges we face, Dillon’s bravery serves as a powerful reminder that we all have the capacity to be heroes in our own way. By staying calm, assessing the situation, and taking decisive action, we can make a difference and potentially save lives. Dillon Reeves is a true inspiration and a shining example of what it means to be a hero.