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Student Commandeers Bus to Make It to Exam

Town rallies to pay his police fine
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2015 11:53 AM CST

(Newser) – A student in South Africa who was worried about being late for a math exam got himself in trouble with the law in trying to avoid that fate. When his bus driver failed to show up, Le-Aan Adonis, 20, found the keys in the bus, started it up, and began driving himself and his classmates to school, reports AP. (This apparently happened during a transfer of drivers—the first left and the second was the no-show.) The rebel bus nearly made it to the school before a police officer pulled it over and fined Adonis about $360 for driving without a license, reports eNCA.

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It's not all bad news, though: When word spread of the stunt in Adonis' hometown of Betty's Bay, residents began a campaign to pay the fine, reports the Independent of South Africa. A former police chief, meanwhile, plans to represent Adonis at a school disciplinary hearing. Plus, the students made it to their exam on time. "I just thought I would have to rewrite the subject if we were late," says Adonis. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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