RIO VISTA, Texas – A young Sheepdog stood between a menacing student and other youngsters who were threatened on a school bus.

Johnson County Deputies took a 10-year-old boy into custody Thursday after they say he pulled out a knife on the bus, reported Fox News.

A 16-year-old Rio Vista High School student found herself confronting the danger directly to protect others on that bus.

Courage in Action

Alexis Landry may only be 16-years-old, but is wise beyond her years. Moreover, she demonstrated Sheepdog qualities. The canine term is affectionately used to describe police as they protect sheep (citizens) from wolves (criminals).

The young lady found herself playing the role of protector as she used her body to shield her classmates from a boy with a knife.

“He made a hand gesture towards someone with the knife in his hand,” she recalled. “And he was putting it up to a little boy’s throat.”

The school superintendent says there were about 20 kids on the bus. Landry was the oldest. The youngest passenger was Pre-K.

“They were all in complete panic,” she said. “Some of them were crying and screaming they wanted to go home.”



The bus driver pulled over near a bridge on County Road 1109 and called 911. Three older kids jumped out the rear emergency exit, and the boy with the knife followed. Landry said the boy suddenly reappeared from the front door.

“When I turned around, he put his right arm across my chest,” Landry said. “And with his left hand, he put his knife to my throat.”

Landry indicated her only concern was for the other kids. She told the kids that she wouldn’t let the boy hurt them.

Whatever Alexis Landry pursues in life, she has demonstrated attributes that will bode well for her. Moreover, there is no doubt many parents are thankful she was in place to intercede on behalf of others.

(Feature image is file photo)