Greensboro, NC -- A Guilford Technical Community College student is getting recognized for his quick thinking that saved a child's life.
A few weeks ago Johnathan Autry noticed something wasn't quite right in a car he parked next to in GTCC's parking lot. He saw a boy in the car that was acting strangely and struggling to get out. As it turned out, the 14 year-old boy had been in the car for a while and had fallen asleep. When he woke up he was overheating and disoriented and couldn't get out of the car.
Autry took a tire iron and smashed the car window open to get the boy out of the car.
GTCC Campus Police Officer David Powell was one of the first to respond and commends Autry. He spoke about it on the Good Morning Show Monday.
Also on the Good Morning Show, Leigha Shepler with Safe Guilford presented Autry with the Safe Kids Buckle Up Badge of Courage, which is a national award that recognizes people who save kids from hot cars.
It is only the 16th time the award has been given to someone in the U.S. and the first time in North Carolina.
To watch the segments from the Good Morning Show, click the video player in this story.
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