Wentzville bus driver praised for protecting her students

WENTZVILLE, MO (KTVI)– A bus driver with the Wentzville School District is being commended for her quick thinking while driving her students home.

She was starting her route in Lake St. Louis when she spotted a suspicious looking man in a truck parked near one of her stops.

It was a red Ford pickup similar to the one reported in two attempted child abductions in St. Charles County.

She notified authorities and then drove all 60 plus grade school children right to their front doors and waited until they were safely inside.

Police arrested the driver who turned out to be a drug dealer.

9 comments

  • Michelle

    God bless her for protecting these kids & contacting law enforcement. I shudder to think what may have happened had she not trusted her instincts!

  • Loreen Trask

    I wouldn’t think so. Why would you? The community would make such a stink, the school district would break apart.

  • Kathleen Ann KleierJones Howard

    I THINK THAT WAS AWESOME AND THE RIGHT THING OT DO IF SHE HAD NOT DONE THAT WHO KNOWS WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED GOD BLESS HER AND I THANK FOR SAVING A CHILD ……..I HAVE GRANDCHILDREN THAT RIDE THE BUS AND I WOULD HOPE AND PRAY THEIR BUS DRIVER IN THAT SITUATION WOULD DO THE SAME

  • faith

    I just wonder if she would have been thanked had the driver of the truck checked out. It’s great that she felt supported enough to make that executive decision without worry, and I hope that is testament to the environment of the school district.

  • Kym

    My daughter is picked up and dropped off at my door. The bus driver will not leave till she see’s me. I love her she is the best! Glad to see there are others out there like that.

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