School Bus Drivers get Moment in the Spotlight

February 22, 2017 06:53 PM

School bus drivers around Minnesota on Wednesday were recognized for the first time for their dedication to safely getting kids to and from school everyday. 

Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed the day "School Bus Driver Appreciation Day," and drivers were honored at a ceremony at the St. Louis Park transportation building.


One of the honorees was recognized for her heroics.

Jane Moe was driving a bus in Otsego in January when three students were hurt as they were hit by a car walking toward the school bus.  

Moe was ready to help. She rendered first aid while the students waited for first responders to arrive. After the incident, Moe visited the students at the hospital. Two of them, Ian Orina and Gretta Jensen, continue to recover at home. The third, Beckett Olson, was hospitalized significantly longer.

The driver of the car is facing charges. 


Leah McClean

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