Bus Crash Hero Honored

by Ashley Drane on July 29, 2010 at 1:31 am

A 12-year-old Muskingum County student is awarded for helping his fellow classmates in last month’s fatal school bus accident that a killed a 6-year -old classmate.

 Shae Burkhart a 6th grader at Nashport Elementary was honored Wednesday for getting everyone off the a Tri-Valley school bus after it crashed on State Route 60 north of Zanesville.

Lt. Rine from the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says this award is a big deal.

"It’s a major event when we have someone displaying that character and needs to be recognized," Rine said.

He said they don’t want to celebrate because of the tragedy.

"I just want other people to do the same thing and I hope they would react the same way," Burkhart said.

Burkhart said he was glad he could help.