Bus Driver Hailed As Hero For Saving Kids From Tornado

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(CNN) An Indiana school bus driver is being hailed as a hero for saving 11 children, right before a tornado threw the bus into a restaurant.  Angel Perry was able to get all the children off the bus during the March 2nd twister, in the nick of time.  The video from the bus camera when it gets hit is startling.

But what's really incredible is hearing the driver usher the kids to safety.

Are you guys okay?

School bus driver Angel Perry is trying to calm her students, as the race to dodge that F-4 tornado begins.

We're going to go to the Baptist Church too. I don't know what else to do.
I stopped the bus for a second, put my hands down and I said, "Dear Lord, what do I do?"

Thinking fast, she quickly radios a dispatcher/

Dispatch: I know you're busy -
Child: We should go back to the school.
Perry: Shh. Quiet.

With chaos all around her, she makes a quick decision

Perry: We're going back to the school. Count how many kids we have please. Eleven. Thank you so much. If anybody needs to call their parents, we're going back to the school.
Child: I do. I don't know my parent's number.
Perry: We'll call when we get to school.
Radio: Henryville, there is a tornado on the ground.
Perry: Tornado on the ground, guys. Quiet!
Radio: I see the tornado on the ground north of the school.
Perry: If you got a book to put over your head, do it. Get in the middle!

They've got a minute and half to get out of the way, and find cover.

Perry: There's the tornado right there guys. Look, the funnel cloud!

In a frantic state of mind, she calmly instructs her students on their next move.

Perry: Don't block me truck. Don't block me. Guys, we are just going to go as fast as we can into the school.

They make it back to school. The tornado moves closer. They make a run for it.

Perry: Everybody stay together. All our group together.
Yeah, go go go go! Go go go go!
Perry: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine.. Come on! Come on! Ten, eleven, go! Go! Go!

Just moments later, the 18-ton bus moves across a parking lot, into a car, lifts into the air and is thrown into a diner. A picture that will never be forgotten in the city of Henryville the bus is now inside the restaurant. What also will not be forgotten are the lives saved from the quick thinking of a heroic bus driver.

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