Last month, a First Student school bus started filling up with smoke. Alfred Lewis helped four students with special needs get off the bus safely. Two of the students were in wheelchairs. Tuesday morning in Brooklyn Park, Lewis was recognized for his outstanding performance.
A veteran school bus driver is being credited with some quick thinking that may have saved the lives of his passengers. Alfred Lewis, 59, was transporting four special needs students to Elm Creek Elementary in Maple Grove around 8:20 a.m. Thursday morning.