- Associated Press - Friday, May 9, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi woman is getting more national attention after helping to save nearly two dozen students who were on a burning school bus.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Wednesday flew Bettye Windom, of Hazelhurst, to Los Angeles to discuss how she and her sister followed and stopped a Claiborne County bus moments before it burst into flames last Friday.

School district officials did not return repeated calls from The Associated Press. Windom’s story has already appeared on ABC’s “World News With Diane Sawyer.”

“I don’t think I’m a hero,” Windom, a postal worker, tells WAPT-TV (https://bit.ly/1ntxqlA ). “I’m just happy that everybody was OK.”

The show’s producers said they didn’t know if or when Windom’s episode will air or whether the interview will be posted only on the show’s website.

Windom, a postal worker, has also been nominated for the Post Master Hero Award, and will be recognized by the Claiborne County School District.


Information from: WAPT-TV, https://www.wapt.com



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