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.