Crossing Guard, 88, Killed Saving 2 Children From Car, School Says

Bob Nill is being hailed a hero for saving a 7-year-old and 11-year-old on their way to Christ The King Catholic School in Kansas City, Kansas

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A beloved school crossing guard in Kansas died after he was hit by a car while saving two young children, the school said in a Facebook post.

Bob Nill, 88, was helping children cross the street just before 8 a.m. Tuesday near Christ The King Catholic School in Kansas City when he saw a car approaching, NBC News reports. Nill stopped two children from stepping off the sidewalk so they would not be hit by the vehicle.

Nill was then struck by the vehicle. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he later died.

"All the children of the school are safe and we prayed a rosary immediately as a school for Mr. Nill," the school said in its Facebook post. In a second post, the school called Nill a "hero" for saving the two children.

Read the full story at NBCNews.com

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