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Milwaukee mother praises bus driver who saved her son

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) — A Milwaukee mother is grateful for a quick-acting bus driver.

The driver rescued her six-year-old son as he was running through traffic.

Milwaukee County transit driver Cecilia Nation-Gardner stopped the boy and helped him onto her bus.

The boy’s mother, Cassandra Garrett, calls Nation-Gardner a guardian angel.

“Every time I watch it I cry. I just cry because if it wasn’t for her he wouldn’t be here,” Garrett said.

Garrett says her son’s school told her there was a substitute teacher that day and he wandered off chasing a ball during recess.

Garrett says her son has special needs and having a substitute may have confused him and thrown off his routine.


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