Amanda Rouse was not supposed to be on the school bus, but might have averted a tragedy Wednesday when she managed to stop the vehicle after the driver fell out of her seat.
Rouse, a 15-year-old Marina High School student, was sitting behind the driver’s seat and pulled the emergency brake when driver Christine L. Graves fell as she made the turn from Contra Costa Street onto Sonoma Avenue in Seaside about 8 a.m.
Her grandmother, Sally Correll, said she was proud Rouse took quick and decisive action — but knows she made the wrong choice because she didn’t call in sick to school. … Rouse must attend Saturday school as punishment. [Source: Monterey Herald]
Apparently Ms Rouse decided to stay on the bus rather than calling in sick "she asked [the driver] if she could stay on the bus for a ride back to the bus yard". For that she will receive detention, even though she ended up potentially saving injury to her classmates and damage to the bus.
Questions: Is it fair to give her detention? Does a person’s "good deeds" cancel out their "bad deeds"?
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