Sealy students take control of school bus after driver passes out, dies

Sealy school district officials say that three Sealy students took control of a moving school bus after the driver became unconscious and later died.

District officials said that bus driver Gerald Gardner had just picked up students at a junior high school on Friday and was leaving the campus when he lost consciousness. The three students took the wheel and safely parked the bus.

Officials say three other individuals arrived at the scene and performed CPR on Gardner after taking him off the bus. Gardner was later pronounced dead. A cause of death was not immediately known.

In a statement, the school district says it was "extremely grateful" for Gardner's years of service, releasing this statement: