Quantcast

Heroic School Principal Died to Save Her Students

Susan Jordan, the principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School for 22 years, sacrificed her life to save her students by pushing them out of the way of an oncoming bus. She was killed when the school bus lurched forward, fatally hitting her.

The female bus driver said "in the instant that the accident occurred," she saw the principal put students out of the way. The accident happened around 2:45 pm on Tuesday afternoon. Two 10-year-old children were hospitalized with serious but non-threatening injuries because of Jordan's heroic actions.

The bus driver told firefighters she was not sure what caused the bus to accelerate. The driver and 25 students on board did not require treatment.

Lawrence Township Schools Superintendent, Shawn Smith, said in a news conference "This is a great example of an educational leader in our state and our city. Just a phenomenal individual that truly cared about children. This is a tragic situation that we have. The loss is going to ripple across our district of 15,000 students."

The district canceled classes at all of its schools on Wednesday. In a statement, it said that four locations, including a transportation center would be "open for emotional support to our staff and families."

Photo: Indy Star

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

Susan Rice, the former National Security Advisor for the Obama administration, has found herself at the center of the ‘unmasking’ controversy that...

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie is doubling down on his charge that Black Lives Matter activists encourage attacks on police...

The trial for a Texas mother, who is accused of being involved in the death her 2-year-old son Colton Turner, is currently underway. Meagan Work...

Social media fell into a veritable tizzy over the weekend, and this time it wasn’t because of something the president had to say. A portrait of...

In an interview with The Hollywood reporter published on Wednesday, Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on Hillary Clinton by commenting on her...

Latest News Stories

The Houston Astros are the 2017 World Series champions. They beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in four out of seven games, cinching their first World...

Hillary Clinton “lies like crazy about everything,” Donald Trump charged following Saturday night’s Democratic presidential candidates’ debate....

The FBI has an “extreme pro-Hillary Clinton bias,” a Republican congressman declared on Fox News last week.

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida made...

Despite the fact that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was cleared of all charges by the FBI for her private email server, new...

A 47-year-old Kentucky resident was arrested for shooting down an $1,800 drone that was reportedly hovering over his sunbathing daughters. William...