School crossing guard pushes child to safety - CBS46 News

School crossing guard pushes child to safety

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DUNWOODY, GA (CBS46) -

A first grader at Chesnut Charter Elementary is thankful that an alert crossing guard pushed him away from an approaching pickup truck.

Red Heneghan, 7, of Dunwoody, told CBS Atlanta News he was scared, but he's feeling better now.

"My bookbag doesn't work now," said Heneghan. "My back could have a big bump on it."

Crossing guard Lorraine Knox pushed the boy to safety.

According to the police report, the first grader's roller book bag was hit and dragged 10 feet by a pickup truck outside the school on Thursday. The driver stopped and was later ticketed.

The boy's father is Dunwoody City Councilman John Heneghan.

His wife, Kristin Heneghan, told CBS Atlanta news that he's always been a proponent for safety.
 
"I'm not surprised that he [John Heneghan] is now going to push for safer crosswalks," said Kristin Heneghan.
 
The councilman plans to propose that all major roadway crosswalks serving Dunwoody schools be outfitted with in ground lighting.

Meanwhile, Red is focusing his energy on what to say to the quick acting crossing guard.

"I would want to say thank you for saving me," said Red.

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