On a Thursday afternoon, about a mile away from Mary E. Bryant Elementary School, a school bus overturned and crashed into a pond with 27 kids and the bus driver on board.
One of those kids was Nicholas Sierra, a 10-year-old boy. He recalls that the bus went down the road and hit a tree, flipping the bus and landing in the pond.
The pond is known to be deep and home to 10-12 foot long alligators. When little Nicholas realized what was happening, he immediately got out of the bus first and began helping kindergartners out of the bus.
“I grabbed a little girl’s hands and put them around my neck. And I grabbed two other kids and dragged them out of the bus,” he said.

Nicholas says that as he brought the kindergartners back to shore, he stopped cars and asked for help to get the kids out.

Thankfully, all 27 elementary school kids were saved with only 1 student suffering a minor injury with a cut to his shoulder.

Safety patrol Nicholas Sierra helped pull kindergartners from the bus until help arrived. Great job Nicholas!! Here are photos from the scene – http://on.wtsp.com/1iSUk8M

Posted by 10News WTSP on Thursday, September 17, 2015