Four high school students in Nebraska rushed into action when they witnessed a car accident earlier this week, coming to the rescue of a mother and her young son.
When Ralston High School Assistant Principal Ryan Pivonka saw four of his students walking into school late on Tuesday, he immediately thought it was because they were up to no good, KETV reported. Once he noticed the students were covered in motor oil and dirt, he realized that was not the case.
The teens were outside of school listening to music before class started when they saw an accident take place at a nearby intersection. Without thinking, they rushed to the car, helping Marion Stevens and her son, who were both hurt.
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Stevens said she was in “shock” in the moments following the crash.
“I was shaking. I was crying,” she said. “I couldn’t do anything, and these boys just came right over and asked if I was OK.”
After the boys helped Stevens and her son get out of the car, they took their good deed a step forward and did what they could to repair her tire.
Pivonka said while he’s heard his share of tardy excuses from students, this one took the cake. Stevens said she will forever be grateful to the teens, who insisted to KETV that they aren’t heroes – they simply did the right thing.