Each year, Georgia schools teach fire safety. Those classes came in handy for one Atlanta student last summer. LyNila Cain, a fifth grader at Slater Elementary School, was recognized Wednesday for saving her family from a house fire.
In the middle of math class, the door swung open, and media, family, and school officials all swooped in. Walmart presented LyNila with a bookbag full of supplies and a $100 gift card.
“We’re here to celebrate [LyNila] as an everyday hero,” said Slater Principal Lenise Bostic.