Quick-Thinking Fifth-Grader Saves 3 Children From Sinking School Bus

Profile in courage.

Ten-year-old Nicholas Sierra is being hailed as a hero after the Tampa, Fla., fifth-grader rescued three children from a partially submerged school bus.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Hillsborough County School District bus was carrying 27 children when it swerved off the road and into a shallow pond shortly after the end of the school day last Thursday.

That's when Nicholas, a school safety patrol member, sprung into action.

The Mary E. Bryant Elementary School student picked up a kindergartener and carried her to safety before returning to the bus to assist two other children. 

"It wouldn't be fair if they died and I lived," he told the Times

No one was seriously injured.