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"Hooky Heroes" Get Community Service After Ditching Class, Saving Woman From Fire
NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez and Cheryl Hurd

Posted on 03/20/2014 12:34:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The three senior who ditched class and ended up saving a 94-year-old woman from a burning home are suffering the consequences of playing hooky earlier this week.

Garen Kissoyan, 17, who attends California High School in San Ramon, told NBC Bay Area on Thursday that, since he and his two buddies skipped their sports medicine class to get something to eat at McDonald's on Monday, his teacher wanted to make sure their punishment fit the crime.

So, the teens will be volunteering four hours of "sports medicine service" to make up for the fact that they missed his class, Garen said.

The service work is up to them, so the trio decided to help out at the school's lacrosse games on Thursday night. "Anyone who needs taping up and stuff, we'll do that," Garen said.

Teens Cut Class, Save 94-Year-Old Woman From Burning Home Other than that, most everyone is still shouting "heroes!" in the halls to Garen, Peter Kravariotis and Kirill Yantikov -- all 17 -- who heard the cries of "fire" from Dianna Davis on Monday morning en route to McDonald's before the breakfast hour ended.

Davis told the boys her elderly mother was inside the burning home. First, they tried in vain to put out the fire with a garden hose. But they quickly aborted that effort and ran inside, picking up a chair -- with Davis' mother in it -- and rushing her outside, along with the family dog. She was taken to a San Francisco hospital's burn unit.

The boys returned to school, saying nothing of their actions, but were called into the principal's office and shown a recording of them ditching school. Still, Principal Mark Corti told NBC Bay Area that he was proud of his students who were "willing to take action in a serious situation."

Corti wouldn't comment on what he thought about skipping school for hash browns and an egg McMuffin. He also declined to say whether he ever ditched class as a kid himself.

Garen is happy that he and his friends were able to be in the right place at the right time.

"I'll be honest," he said. "I've cut class before, but not many. And my parents are definitely proud, even though they didn't like that we missed school."

TOPICS: Education; Local News; Weird Stuff
San Ramon Teens Save 94-Year-Old Woman from Burning Home -- and They
1 posted on 03/20/2014 12:34:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Sometimes things work out for the best. They are heroes.

2 posted on 03/20/2014 12:37:39 PM PDT by tioga
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To: nickcarraway

I predicted arrest. But this is OK too.

3 posted on 03/20/2014 12:38:24 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: nickcarraway

They saved a life during the commission of truancy. They are heroes and should likewise be punished. Good for them and shame on them at the same time.

Depending on their scholastic performance and criminal background, I’d consider them for employment based on their leadership, morality and initiative.

4 posted on 03/20/2014 12:38:31 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: nickcarraway

Learned more from this lesson than anything the school could offer.

5 posted on 03/20/2014 12:39:02 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: nickcarraway

Don’t seniors regularly ditch class if they have completed all their requirements?

My recollection was they needed to get so many points and then the last part of senior year is nothing but a bunch of BS classes.

The boys did the right and the teacher is kinda being a dick...

But, He’ll justify his attitude of self righteousness...

6 posted on 03/20/2014 12:44:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: tioga

I believe that there are times that God puts us in a particular place at a particular time for a particular reason. This might have been their “calling”.

7 posted on 03/20/2014 1:11:15 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Tenacious 1

Skipping a high school sports medicine class is such a minor offense, it hardly qualifies for the connotation of “truancy”. It’s on par with gym, or drivers ed. What did they miss, bandaids? Give ‘em a break.

8 posted on 03/20/2014 1:17:25 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Defiant

Give ‘em a break.

Normally, I would agree.

But ALL of us must submit to the old axiom:

‘No good deed goes unpunished’

9 posted on 03/20/2014 1:25:38 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Paisan

That axiom is very true.

10 posted on 03/20/2014 3:09:58 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: Psalm 144

I like your tag-line...

11 posted on 03/20/2014 5:13:35 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Paisan

It is comforting to remember.

12 posted on 03/20/2014 5:45:40 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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