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Bus Driver Grabs 5-Year-Old Boy, Kids Watch On Helplessly As He Struggles

Photo Credit: Daily Mail

Photo Credit: Daily Mail

Note: we are republishing this story in light of recent reports that suggest a national spike in incidents where Americans' lives are being saved by bystanders who go out of their way to help.

A five-year-old Oklahoma boy was on the school bus when he began choking.

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Photo Credit: Daily Mail

The bus’s surveillance footage caught Ginger Maxville, a teacher's aide for Mannford Public Schools, asking the child: “What are you doing?”

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Photo Credit: Daily Mail

“He's got a coin!” the boy's sister answered, to which Maxville responded: “He's got a coin? Oh my Lord, are you serious?”

Maxville got out of the driver’s seat and rushed to the boy’s aid. She told KTUL: “So I made sure the bus was secure went back and grabbed the student. He was just red and gasping for air.”

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Photo Credit: Daily Mail

“I know I heard it hit the floor and then I seen it rolling,” she said of the penny. “I said ‘We got it.’”

Photo Credit: Daily Mail

Photo Credit: Daily Mail

The boy asked for the coin, and Maxville gave it to him after he promised not to swallow coins in the future.

Sources: Daily Mail

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