Young Girl Gets Off Bus, Driver Realizes Extreme Danger And Swoops Into Action
Kristin Danley 3/7/2017
Timothy Henry is a bus driver for a school district in Las Vegas. He's best known as Mr. Henry by the Clark County School District students, whose lives he's entrusted with to transport safely to and from school each day.
But one day, Timothy was faced with a potentially life-threatening situation: either he secured the bus and leave it in order to rescue a student's family and run the risk of getting in trouble by the school district, or ignore the scary scenario playing out in the girl's apartment...
When Mr. Henry stopped outside Yoselin Elorza's apartment complex to pick up her niece for school, the girl told Mr. Henry when she boarded the bus that a stranger had been staring at her, which made her nervous. After she shut the door to her apartment behind her, which was unlocked, the strange man entered her family's apartment. Frightened for her family, the girl didn't know what to do, so she told Mr. Henry about the "creepy man."
So Mr. Henry secured his bus following district processes and protocol, then hustled over to the apartment. When he appeared at the front door, Yoselin was surprised and confused. She realized she had forgotten to lock the door. She also thought that she and her two nephews were alone in the apartment like usual. Yoselin hadn't seen anyone else walk in...
But Mr. Henry told her what her niece had said. Together, they searched the apartment and found the stranger hiding underneath sofa pillows, waiting for the right time to pop out. When Yoselin and Mr. Henry demanded the stranger leave, he refused. Finally, Mr. Henry screamed at him to get out and he took off. The young mother told Fox 5 that it was very frightening to find him in her home.
"His feet were like tucked into my couch... he was a slender man. At first he was acting like he couldn't hear me. He acted like -- he played possum."
Even though Mr. Henry saved Yoselin's family from who knows what horrors the stranger had intended for her and her family that day, Mr. Henry's employer, the Clark County School District, wasn't happy about the situation. Because Mr. Henry left his bus unattended, despite the seriousness of the potential crime unfolding along his bus route, the school district opened an investigation. That was upsetting to Yoselin whose life he saved that day.
"That's not enough reason for him to lose his job. It's wrong for him to even be scolded for being such an angel."
Fortunately, enough people spoke out in defense of Mr. Henry, including Yoselin. Eventually, the school district decided that he had indeed secured his bus properly before leaving it to respond to the emergency. Everyone was thankful, including Mr. Henry, who knew in his heart he did the right thing!
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Thank goodness Mr. Henry listened to the girl and to his conscience, which told him to go check out the situation. If not, something terrible could've happened to Yoselin and her family. This is a terrifying story that fortunately had a positive ending!