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Beach students honor woman who took action to save their classmates

Posted on: 9:18 pm, June 8, 2012, by

Students greeted Celia Ruiz outside Lynnhaven Elementary school this morning.

They had posters with ‘thank you’ messages and flowers to show their appreciation.

In January, Ruiz took action after police say drunk and high driver Sandra Hofstadler plowed into the Yancy family as they walked to the school bus.

Ruiz says she just followed her instincts and the 911 operator walked her through everything else.

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