A local student's mother is calling a local bus driver a hero.
Last week, on a typical bus ride home from school, Jessica's bus pulled up to her house, only this time, a stranger inside a truck was parked right in front of her driveway.
Barbara Lee is Jessica’s bus driver and her quick actions may have saved Jessi's life.
Mother Sherri Riley said, "Before she let my little girl off the bus she asked Jessi, ‘do you know them’ and Jessi said ‘no’. Mrs. Lee hollered at the people to ‘get gone’ and they didn't and she hollered again ‘get gone’."
This isn't the first time Barbara Lee has gone the extra mile to ensure a child's safety.
Sherri is glad Barbara Lee took the time to protect her child and keep her out of what could have been a dangerous situation.
"We're not always there to protect our children and she treats them like they're her own and I thank God for her doing that," Sherri added.
News 4 did try to catch up with Barbara Lee, but she was running a second bus route and didn't have time.
However, her supervisor said this story is typical of Barbara’s; he's known her for almost 25 years and says she has always worked to make sure her students are safe.