Riverside Elementary School bus driver recognized for ‘heroic and selfless act’ to protect children during shooting

A Riverside Elementary School bus driver was recognized by Gwinnett County Public Schools and the county’s school board on Thursday for her efforts to protect the students she was driving when a person began firing a gun at her bus earlier this month.

Riverside Elementary School Principal Ben Pope and GCPS Transportation Supervisor Jeanine Ramos presented a certificate of special recognition to bus driver Patricia Rodriguez at the school board’s monthly meeting.