Fayette County 5th grader recognized for helping calm unruly school bus

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. — A Fayette County elementary schooler is being recognized for doing his part out help out his driver during an ongoing shortage of drivers across the state.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says that Carter Page, a 5th grader at Spring Hill Elementary School, was on board an overcrowded school bus last week because his driver, Ms. Corcoran, had to pick up some new routes.

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Because Ms. Corcoran had so many students and was driving routes she was unfamiliar with, Carter could tell she was a little overwhelmed.

Many of the new students on the bus were yelling and misbehaving and thus creating more stress for Ms. Corcoran.

Carter then took it upon himself to calm down the students who were getting out of hand. He was also familiar with the new routes and where the stops were, so he helped guide Ms. Corcoran.

The sheriff’s office says that some of the other kids gave Carter a hard time, but he did not let that deter him.

“Carter showed true leadership, confidence, and genuine concern for his driver,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. “We did not want this young man’s efforts to go unnoticed. Awesome job Carter!”

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