School Bus Drivers Team Up to Save Toddler

Child had been in vehicle that was stolen
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2022 11:00 AM CDT

A pair of school bus drivers in Michigan teamed up to get a toddler to safety. As WZZM reports, Kentwood bus driver Dave Skinner was flagged down by a frantic man one morning last week who told Skinner that somebody had stolen his car with his 2-year-old son inside. Skinner called 911, but he also put the word out to other school bus drivers via his radio dispatcher. Fellow driver Sue Figueroa immediately responded. "I just saw ... a little baby around the corner standing with a blanket on," she said, per video from her bus.

Figueroa doubled back and brought the child onto her bus with a promise to bring him back to his mother. Shortly after, she did just that. The stolen car also was later discovered, but police are still looking for the thief, per ABC News. "Sue Figeroa, David Skinner, and Kristin Nickelson all did a great job getting this 2-year-old back with his parents," says Kelloggsville Public Schools Superintendent James Alston. "Sue and David were the drivers involved, and Kristin is the director of transportation and helped coordinate their efforts." (More bus driver stories.)

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