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Posted: October 02, 2017

Deputy drives boy to school while mom gets needed medical care

Deputy Brings Boy To School While Mom Gets Needed Medical Care

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Deputy drives boy to school while mom gets needed medical care
Deputy Alexandria Muntean with the Stark County Sheriff's Office gave 12-year-old Devonte a ride to school Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, when his mother needed medical care. Muntean is a school resource officer in Plain Township, Ohio.

By Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

PLAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio —

An Ohio sheriff’s deputy last week gave a 12-year-old boy the coolest ride to school ever by driving him to class when his mom couldn’t. 

The boy, identified only as Davonte by the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, had no way to get to school Wednesday because his mom was receiving medical care. Deputy Alexandria Muntean stepped in to help, according to WOIO in Cleveland

The Sheriff’s Office identified Muntean as a school resource officer at Plain Local Schools. The department posted a photo to Facebook of Muntean and a smiling Devonte in the deputy’s patrol car, a McDonald’s bag between them. 

“We sat and ate our breakfast together and, on his way to class, he went with a big smile on his face,” Muntean said. “I enjoyed his company and assured him he could always reach out for a ride or breakfast anytime.”

Davonte was given another ride to school on Thursday, the department’s post read.

“It never hurts to go beyond expectations to help someone in need,” Muntean said.

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Muntean received praise online for her gesture. 

“God bless you, (Deputy) Muntean, and well wishes to this boy’s mother during her time of medical treatment,” a woman wrote. “May she get well soon.”

“Police work isn’t just about deterring crime and effecting arrests,” one man wrote. “It’s also about serving those in your community. The impression you’ve made on that young lad is priceless.”


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