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Norwich Bus Driver Stop Student As Car Speeds Past

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NORWICH, N.Y. -

A fast-acting school bus driver in Norwich is being hailed a hero following the release of surveillance video that shows her saving a student from getting hit by a car. 

In the video, taken on April 26th at 10:44 a.m., you can see school bus driver, Samantha Call, grabbing a student's sweatshirt, pulling him out of harm's way as he was about to step off the bus the same time a car is speeding past. 

The transportation supervisor for the Norwich City School District praised Call's actions, saying she prevented an almost certain tragedy.

"Samantha did an outstanding job," NCSD Transportation Supervisor William Loomis said. "All of our drivers undergo continuous training so they're prepared to handle situations like this. We hope this video helps everyone to realize the dangers of passing a stopped school bus."