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April 12, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Driver who collapsed during school commute dies

The Associated Press MILTON, Pierce County — A school bus driver whose heart attack resulted with his student charges taking over the wheel has died at a hospital in Washington state. Fife School District Deputy Superintendent Jeff Short says 43-year-old Ryan Callis of Tacoma died Wednesday evening. Bus footage shows 13-year-old Jeremy Wuitschick rushing down the aisle to…

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April 9, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Middle schooler pulls over bus after driver stops breathing

A quick-thinking Milton seventh-grader pulled over a yellow bus after the driver stopped breathing this morning, potentially saving about 15 other children from injury. The bus was in the 1900 block of Milton Way, on the way to Fife School District’s Surprise Lake Middle School, at about 8 a.m. when the driver suffered an undisclosed medical problem,…

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Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Bill Rhoads, bus driver, Fife School District