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Loraine superintendent deemed a "hero" after bringing 30 students to safety

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On Wednesday afternoon, Loraine superintendent Dustin Anders possibly saved the lives of 30 students after an 18-wheeler slammed into his broke down school bus on the side of I-20.

Anders was driving his students home when the power for the bus shut off, stranding them on the side of I-20.

"So I generally drive that afternoon route for those kiddos," said Anders. "It was a normal afternoon until the bus broke down."

He knew right away he needed to get his students off the bus and away from any possible danger.

"It was just instinct," said Anders. "Getting far away from the bus as possible and we'll just sit in the grass and wait for somebody."

Once he got all 30 students off the bus, moments later, an 18-wheeler smashed into the bus.

"Right at the end of that time frame, the 18-wheeler in my opinion didn't even slow down and just hit it." said Anders.

All 30 students, Anders, and the truck driver were not injured.

With people calling him a hero, he just brushes it off saying it's his passion to keep kids safe.

"No man... My job is to take care of kiddos," said Anders. "I'll do whatever it takes to take care of them."

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