Sitting on the back row the bus, the boy did not hand over his phone and managed to call his parents.
Rabat – A Moroccan boy named Samir became a hero on Wednesday, March 20, when a school bus driver abducted Samir along with 50 others on a bus in Milan.
The 47-year-old Senegalese-Italian school bus driver, Ousseynou Sy, hijacked the bus and set it ablaze in a protest over Italy’s migration policy.
The driver was asking children to hand over their phones. After collecting everyone’s phone, he stood in front of Samir shouting and screaming for his phone. The 12-year-old did not get scared but kept his phone in his pocket to call his parents later, reported Italian outlet Lastampa.
“Give it to me!” the driver shouted. “Today I didn’t bring it,” Samir replied.
Samir, who was sitting on the back row of the bus, managed to quietly call his parents to inform them about the abduction.
The parents quickly called the police who arrived at the scene, causing Sy to exit the bus and quickly set it alight. Police managed to break through the bus’s windows and rescue all the children in time.
However, many Italian news outlets reported that the hero is an Egyptian named Ramy Shehata.
None of the children received serious injuries, although 14 people experienced smoke inhalation, according to the BBC.