Hero Dad Leaps In To Rescue Children From Toppled School Bus

A Good Samaritan is being praised after he leaped in to help rescue a school bus full of children that had toppled after a crash.

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The incident happened in Albuquerque, New Mexico when Matthew Jenkins was driving by to pick up his own kids from a different school.

The thought of what was happening with the trapped children inside the bus full of smoke must have made this dad stop and help.

Recalling the incident, Jenkins said that “It was pretty scary, a bus they were supposed to be safe in, someone hits it, and the bus tumbles over, and they don’t know what to do,” said Jenkins.

Using his emergency response training that he got from the National Guard, Jenkins helped pull the children out of the bus to safety and kept an eye on the rescue mission, making sure it was done in the safest way possible.

“Everyone was in shock. the kids were coming out of the bus going different places, they didn’t know what was going on, they were scared, they were calling their parents,” Jenkins said.

Meanwhile, reports suggest that a criminal complaint has been filed against 49-year-old Mario Perez, who has been charged with two counts of great bodily harm by vehicle.