The driver may have suffered a heart attack.
Jeremy Wuitschick, 13, told Fox news he was riding the bus Monday morning and noticed there was something wrong with the driver.
In the video, the driver clearly lost consciousness as young the boy rushed to his side to take the wheel.
“He starts acting all funny,” he said. “His eyes are bulging and he is twitching in his chair.”
“I was just thinking I don’t want to die,” said. “I turned to the right. Turned to the side of the road. Took the keys out of the ignition. We started slowing down, and I said, `Somebody call 911!”‘
Once the boy was able to steer the bus on the side of the road, he and another student, Johnny Wood, did chest compressions on the driver. Minutes later, a school administrator drove by and noticed the bus on the side of the road. He entered the bus and attempted CPR on the driver.
Minutes later, police showed up at the scene and escorted 12 students off the bus. Paramedics had to carry the driver out of the bus who was still breathing.
“Everyone was asking questions,” Jeremy said. “’Whoa there’s a bus over there what did you do Jeremy?’ I was just like ‘Well I just drove the bus to the side.’ Everyone is excited about that!”
Jeremy is being credited for being the hero of the day. After the events of Monday morning, he says he is now inspired to learn CPR.
“When something major happens, I look back to see if there’s something I could’ve done better,” he said.