5 Hall County students honored as heroes for helping crossing guard hit by car

Five students were recognized this week for rushing to help a school crossing guard who was hit by a car.

The crash happened outside East Hall High School on Nov. 19 before Thanksgiving Break.

Lester Harris, a crossing guard working for the sheriff’s office, was seriously injured when a driver hit him. Students who witnessed the crash quickly jumped in to direct traffic and perform CPR.

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Freshman Danny Smith, sophomores Drew Doker, Annie Fair and Caleb Frazier and junior Ethan Elder were honored at this week’s Hall County School Board meeting.

Hall County Superintendent Will Schofield said the students are a testament to their generation.

“In an age when so many people speak negatively about our younger generation and how there is little hope for the future, I say, no, there is hope, and these students are evidence of that,” Schofield said. “We thank them for their quick thinking, their leadership, and for demonstrating that all of us in this district contribute to making it the most caring place on earth.”

Harris suffered serious injuries and continues to recover at home. The driver was charged with driving in violation of license restrictions.

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