Grand Ledge schools praise students for helping bus driver

Grand Ledge students have been recognized for quick, heroic actions on a school bus. The Grand Ledge Board of Education honored them March 14 for assisting a bus driver who had a medical emergency while driving. 

Superintendent Dr. Marcus Davenport said, “I understand that there were multiple children that assisted a bus driver that was in a medical state of need. But these two young men are the two young men that we’re going to honor at this time.” 

On Feb. 24 around 6:45 a.m., a bus driver taking students to Grand Ledge schools started to experience a medical condition and had to pull over, but was unable to tell dispatch what was wrong. One student on the bus called 911 while another alerted dispatch that something was wrong. 

“Kai Trey is a young man who assisted a bus driver who was going through a medical emergency,” Davenport said.

MSU commuter students cope with winter weather advisory 


On Feb. 2, the East Lansing area experienced a winter weather advisory with up to 12 inches of snow predicted. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Ingham, Jackson, Eaton, Calhoun and Clinton counties from early Wednesday morning until Thursday night. This caused difficulty for many Michigan State University students attempting to reach in-person classes, especially those who commute or live off camous. Sophomore Zoe Haden said she was nervous about the weather since she has a longer drive than most students, and hoped that the university would call it a snow day. 

“It usually takes me about 25 minutes to get to an in-person class so I usually leave about 30 minutes before class starts,” Haden said.