No mobile – no problem. Hero Dillon, 13, to the rescue as school bus driver loses consciousness

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Enterprise News and Pictures 15/5/23 Pic shows: Dramatic bus video footage showing the moment heroic seventh grader Dillon Reeves stepped up to the plate to save sixty-six school students as their bus driver lost consciousness behind the wheel of the school bus in Michigan and it began to veer across the road into heavy traffic. Dillon, 13, was the only student on the bus who noticed the driver was in distress due to the fact he doesn't have a mobile phone. All the other kids either had earpods in or headsets on or were glued to their phones or a mobile device. Dillon's parents are "old school," so don't allow their son a mobile phone, so he was watching the world around him out of the bus window and inside the bus and immediately noticed the driver was in trouble. Shortly after, the driver lost grip of the steering wheel, falling limp and students are heard screaming in the background on the recently released video footage as the bus starts to veer from its lane. Dillon, of Carter Middle School in Warren, leapt to the front of the bus from his seat about five rows back before taking control of the wheel. He grabbed the steering wheel to keep the vehicle straight and plunged his foot down hard onto the brake until it came to a halt and then put the bus in park. After stopping the bus. Dillon shouts out for someone to call the emergency line 911 "now". The town is rightfully hailing the schoolboy as a hero. His classmates on the bus all admitted they were busy with their heads buried in their phones and were completely unaware of what was happening. When police called Dillon's parents, his father, Steve Reeves, feared he might be in trouble and first asked: "What the heck did he do?" Cops replied: "No, your son is a hero. He stopped the bus." Dad Steve told CBS he knows why his son leapt into action to save the day. "I know why. Because my son doesn't have a cell phone. That's the lesson here. What el

Dramatic video footage has been released showing the moment heroic
schoolboy Dillon Reeves, 13, saved sixty-six school students in Michigan when
their school bus driver lost consciousness at the wheel and it began to veer across the road into heavy traffic.

Seventh grader Dillon was the only student on the bus to notice the driver was in distress – due to the fact he doesn’t have a mobile phone.

Hero Dillon Reeves

All the other kids either had earpods in or headsets on or were glued to their phones or another mobile device.

Dillon’s parents are “old school” and don’t allow their son a mobile phone, so he was watching the world around him out of the bus window and inside the bus and immediately noticed the driver was in trouble.

He saw the driver lose grip of the steering wheel, and fall limp and students can be heard screaming in the background on the recently released video footage, as the bus starts to veer terrifyingly from its lane.

Dillon, of Carter Middle School in Warren, leapt to the front of the bus from his seat five rows back and took control of the wheel. He grabbed the steering wheel to keep the vehicle straight and plunged his foot down hard onto the brake until it came to a halt and then put the bus in park.

Dillon gets ready to pounce as he spots the danger

After stopping the bus Dillon shouts out orders for someone with a phone to call the emergency line 911 “now.”

His hometown is rightfully hailing the schoolboy a hero.

The number 46 school bus which Dillon took control of

A number of his classmates on the bus have spoken to the media and admitted they were busy with their heads buried in their phones as the drama unfolded, completely unaware of what was happening.

When police called Dillon’s parents to let them know, his father, Steve Reeves, feared he might be in trouble and immediately asked the officer: “What the heck did he do?”
He replied: “No, your son is a hero. He stopped the bus.”

Dillon

Dad Steve told CBS he knows why his son leapt into action to save the day.
“I know why. Because my son doesn’t have a cell phone.

Dad Steve Reeves

“That’s the lesson here. What else are you gonna do when you don’t have a phone. You’re gonna look at people, you’re gonna notice stuff, you’re gonna look out the window. It’s a very powerful lesson. Maybe change the world kinda lesson, I don’t know…”

 

After the incident, his proud stepmother, Ireta Reeves, wrote on Facebook: “He is home and everyone is okay all thanks to Dillon!!!”

Proud parents Steve and Ireta Reeves 

Dillon takes his seat back on the bus

“To Dillon, it’s just another day,” she continued to say, “He has no idea the amount of people who are so proud of him today.”

Dillon told CBS News: “I just knew what to do in that moment. The bus was swerving off the road.”

When asked what he thought about being the kid without a mobile phone, he said: “My parents are old school.”

And when pressed, “how do you feel about that?” – Just like a typical teenager, he replied:
“Whatever – I guess…”

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