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4/17/2013 6:28:00 AM
Ottawa school board lauds bus driver for heroic action in accident

Amy Flanery
Lifestyle Editor

Ottawa Elementary School Board on Tuesday saluted bus driver William Medler for his “courageous actions and care of his students during a severe bus accident.”

The accident occurred in February while Medler was driving a route for Ottawa High School with an elementary school bus. The accident was fatal for the driver of the other vehicle, but Threadgill said Medler avoided the ditch, and none of the students were injured.

“Mr. Medler acted swiftly, ensuring that an emergency call was placed immediately and that the students were kept safe until the arrival of the first responders,” board president Steve Omolecki read from a prepared statement.

“He is commended for operating his bus in a safe manner and for skillfully maneuvering to avoid further injuries to his passengers. His caring nature and dedication to the Ottawa Elementary Schools has made a profound difference with our students and staff.”

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