A bus driver in College Park, Md., did what she had to do after her school bus caught fire with 20 students inside late Monday afternoon.
Reneita Smith, the driver quickly rescued students who attended Glenarden Woods Elementary School and got them off the bus.
Dashcam video uploaded to YouTube by Mark Brady after the rescue shows the empty school bus completely engulfed in flames as heavy smoke billowed out from the top.
Fazlul Kabir posted a message about Smith on Monday, thanking her for what she did on Facebook.
“A big THANK YOU to our school bus driver Reneita Smith who just saved 20 elementary school kids from a bus fire that completely destroyed the bus. Reneita [not only] took each one of the 20 kids from the bus one by one, but also went into the empty bus again to check if everyone was out, while it was still burning.”
“I am a mom of two kids. It’s my job to save them,” Kabir said he remembered Reneita telling him. “The bus caught fire on 51st ave near Hollywood road about an hour ago. Thankfully, all the school kids went home safe.”
According to Kabir’s post, Smith managed to save all 20 students from the burning bus.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation.