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Two Elderly Women Rescued By Three Heroic High School Seniors

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Three seniors at California high school in San Ramon are forever linked by an act of heroism, but their act could get them in trouble at school. When they were saving a woman, they were supposed to be in class. So now they could face detention.

Student Garen Kissoyan simply says, "We just saw someone who needed help and we helped them."

Newschopper showed smoke from the house on Scarboro Place at about 10:00 am Tuesday, but it did not show what was going on inside.

Three students, Peter Kravariotis, Kirill Yantikov and Garen Kissoyan, say they were in a car nearby when they saw the smoke and went to the house.

"All burning so much black smoke, it was... something out a movie. I've never seen something like that," said Kravariotis.

They went to the back yard and saw a 71-year-old woman and they walked her to the front of the house. She told the students that her 94-year-old mother, Martha Hall, was still inside.

They went to the front and saw a neighbor, Bob Smith who had pushed open the front door.

Smith says, "They came right up there and told me to get out of the way. And I got out of the way."

"There was so much smoke it was overwhelming. We turned to the right and see a lady sitting in the chair with a dog leash and dog right underneath her the chair," recalls Kravariotis.

 "He, Peter, pushed the chair over and we picked it up, he grabbed the dog and helped me pull out the chair to the street. As we were carrying her out she was telling me she was burning. Hearing that was crazy in my mind, but I kept telling her you're not burning. You're not burning, "explains Kissoyan.    

The woman was air-lifted to the Saint Francis Hospital burn unit in San Francisco.

Smith says, "She couldn't have lasted more than another minute and a half."

The 17-year-olds say they weren't afraid. They just did what they thought was right.

Kissoyan recalls, "It's scary now that I think about it. But in the moment definitely wasn't thinking at all, it was that gotta help the lady."

Yantrikov states,"I just did it for someone else. Looking out for people."

This good deed didn't serve as a placeholder for not attending class. The students still have to serve four hours of volunteer time for skipping class.

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