A little child who had just gotten on his school bus was taken aback by the peculiar odour that filled the vehicle. When he noticed the smell from the bus driver, he promptly dialled 911, saving several people’s lives.
Before getting on the school bus, parents should instruct their children to look in both directions before crossing the street. However, what does happen when the threat is truly there on the bus? Trusting his gut instinct was an intelligent move for Troy Luna, who was only ten years old at the time.
When Troy boarded the bus to take him home from Bonita Elementary School in Crows Landing, he couldn’t help but observe a number of peculiar deviations from the usual pattern of his daily commute on the bus. The first thing that stood out to him was a strange and pungent odour that permeated the entire vehicle. After tracking his nose, he concluded that the driver was the source of the smell he had detected.
According to what Troy shared with KOVR, as he sat down in his seat, he couldn’t shake the sensation that something wasn’t right, even though he had pointed out the odour to his classmates, and they had shrugged it off.
Karolyn Denise Ray, who was filling in as the regular bus driver, was the source of the odour. According to Phil Phillpot, the district superintendent, she is usually assigned to another district, but she had to fill in that day for the usually used driver.
Troy Luna did his best to ignore the odour, but he couldn’t escape the sensation that something was off about the situation. When the odorous bus driver suddenly slammed on the brakes, sending youngsters scurrying into the seats in front of them, Troy was sure that the lives of his classmates were in jeopardy.
Troy elucidated the situation by saying, “She stepped on the brakes pretty forcefully, and a couple of kids went flying and smashed their heads on the seats.”
According to Troy, the motorist was distracted and made a wrong right onto a busy motorway. After that, he informed the other children that he was going to phone the authorities and file a complaint about the dangerous conduct. Even though his friends attempted to dissuade him from making the call, the little kid knew it was his responsibility to look after his classmates.
Troy said, “I was thinking, well, I’m just going to make the 911 call, and I made the call.” “Everyone in my circle of friends was trying to dissuade me from doing it, but I told them it didn’t matter since I didn’t feel right, and I went ahead and did it anyway.”
Karolyn Denise Ray was pulled over by police officers when she stopped to drop off a pupil. The police officers were waiting for her as she pulled over. The motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of narcotics and endangering a kid’s welfare since they could not pass a field sobriety test. When Ray brought up the children from school that day, she was apparently under the influence of opioids, which is quite concerning.
Since then, Ray is no longer employed by First Student. She was fired from her position there. After meeting with representatives from the corporation, the superintendent shared the news that the school board is looking into “alternative possibilities.” He lauded Troy and complimented the courageous 10-year-old for intervening in the situation.
Troy Luna has been praised as a hero for phoning 911 despite being pressured by his peers to stay silent about the incident. Because of his honesty, the county believes he was responsible for the safety of thirty pupils on the bus.
Because our kids shouldn’t put their faith in someone just because they’re adults, we ensure they never engage in conversation with an unknown person. Then, we put them in precarious circumstances in which they are compelled to rely on the kindness of total strangers. Instead, we need to educate kids on how to use their judgment. Fortunately, Troy had enough to rescue himself and thirty other kids from the fire.