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Monday, August 06, 2007

Tip o' the eyepatch to Jeremy Hernandez

and a second tip o' the eyepatch to Dunwoody Institute for doing the right thing:
If school bus evacuator Jeremy Hernandez wants to resume learning auto mechanics at Dunwoody College of Technology, he can do so without charge.

The Minneapolis school made that offer to Hernandez’s family Saturday.

Hernandez drew national attention when he played a lead role in the evacuation of 61 kids and staff from a school bus caught up in last week’s Interstate 35W bridge collapse.

They were out a field trip from Waite House community agency in the Phillips area of Minneapolis.

In news coverage afterward, Hernandez said that he was working as a youth worker at Waite House after he’d been forced to drop out of Dunwoody for lack of money. The school’s tuition and fees typically run $15,000 annually.

This blog will return to its regularly-scheduled mirth and frivolity very soon, so stay tuned!


At August 06, 2007 2:46 PM, Blogger Latin Lupe Lu said...

It's about time someone does something like that! Why can't that just happen without him having to prove himself in a life or death situation?

Random acts of kindness should happen more often.

At August 08, 2007 12:31 PM, Blogger The Pirate of Selby Avenue said...

This guy is even cooler than I thought:

Mr. Hernandez was not available to comment on the offer; Ms. Schwartz said he left town for northern Minnesota late on Friday, overwhelmed by the attention and concerned that his co-workers were being overlooked. He spent the weekend fishing. When President Bush’s staff contacted him to request a photo opportunity, “He was just, like, ‘Nope,’ ” she said."


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