Out of the blue, a swarm of teenagers from the school bolted out and pitched in to liberate the woman and her two-year-old son from the clutches of the vehicle.
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One of the children, a 3-year-old girl, was able to free herself. The kids then lifted the car to pull the mom and her 2-year-old son to safety.
Chris Crowder, associate pastor and CEO of the school, is the one who called all the teenagers from inside the school to come help.
“I didn’t really know what was going on,” Crowder said. “I looked across the parking lot and noticed the car and they were screaming and so I ran over there and I look under the car and I see mom and child underneath the car pinned. It was split second. I immediately just ran into the building because I knew I had to get a lot of people to lift this car. We have about 220 domestic kids and over 300 international kids at the school. They just heard me yell. All these kids from different countries just come running out and lift it up.”
School surveillance video of the parking lots shows the kids running out of the school and surrounding the car to pick it up. An airman from Hill Air Force Base then pulled the mom and child to safety.
“We got to just lift enough to get them out and the kids listened,” Crowder said. “They picked up the car on the one side, 20 to 30 kids, just an inch or two, enough for the air force gentleman (who) was able to pull them out. The kids were heroes, as well as the gentleman that was there and pulled them out.”