Band members honored after bus fire

May 13, 2010 6:16:53 PM PDT
Students from Pershing Middle School forced off a burning bus while coming home from a band competition. On Thursday night, they were honored.

We told you about the fire Sunday night. The Pershing band was returning from winning first place at a national competition in Florida when their bus caught fire in Louisiana.

On Thursday, the HISD board recognized the kids and the adults who got everyone off the bus. An assistant principal and a parent acted fast after the bus caught fire.

"He's trying to put the flames out, but couldn't control it," Pershing Middle School Assistant Principal Danny Fiorella said. "At that point, I got back on the bus, I said, 'Everyone off the bus. Get off now.'"

The boys' band lost all of its equipment. Several people have come forward to help replace the instruments.

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