EBRPSS Bus Driver Rescues Infant on Busy Road
- Feb 14, 07
The quick thinking of East Baton Rouge Parish School System bus driver Mickie Lilly helped to prevent a possible tragedy earlier this month. The veteran school bus driver was running her regular route on February 2nd, taking students to Merrydale Elementary School.
While she was driving down Joor Road, Lilly said she noticed the cars in front of her were slowing down. As she moved closer to the area, Ms. Lilly saw a toddler walking along the busy road. While other cars zoomed by, Mickie Lilly decided she had to help. She told the students on the bus to hold on as she pulled over and stopped. She recalled why she made the decision.
“He’s an infant. I mean anybody with any kind of heart that cares anything about children is gonna stop and pick up this baby.”
Ms. Lilly says when she opened the bus doors and stepped on the side of the road, the little boy walked straight toward her. He remained on the bus with Ms. Lilly and the students until the authorities arrived. The little boy was eventually reunited with his family.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will recognize Ms. Lilly’s Good Samaritan effort at its March 15th meeting.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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