A hero in her own form, Renita Smith a Maryland school bus driver is dubbed superwoman after saving 20 elementary school students from a horrific bus fire.
On her route of dropping the children to their designated locations, the bus brake light came on, giving Smith the indication of a mechanical problem.
She thought she would be able to make it to her next stop which was only a block or two away but by the time Smith reached the stop sign, a loud beeping sound went off.
According to today.com Smith stated, “We didn’t see the smoke but we could smell it ... and the smell, I can’t explain it, was horrible, and the kids were saying, 'Ms. Bus Driver, the bus is smoking.'”
Knowing that she had to act fast her motherly instincts (as she called it) kicked in and she sprang into action to get all of her children to safety.
Not only did Reneita take each one of the 20 kids from the bus one by one, but she also went back inside the burning bus to double check that all of the kids were out.
'I am a mom of two kids. It’s my job to save them' she stated.
Her quick actions prevented what would have been terrible tragedy.