If you're going to skip class, make it worth it.
On Monday morning, friends Garen Kissoyan, Peter Kravariotis and Kirill Yantikov, all 17, played hooky.
The senior students at California High School in San Ramon ditched class around 10 a.m. to get something to eat. They were driving to McDonald's when they saw smoke rising from the back of a house.
They found Dianna Davis in the burning home's backyard, calling for help. The boys had just grabbed a garden hose to help fight the fire when they learned that someone was still inside.
"I was turning on the hose, she was on the phone with 911," Kissoyan told NBC Bay Area. "We asked the lady if anyone was in the house at the time — she didn't respond."
Davis eventually told them her 94-year-old mother was inside the house.
Kissoyan and Kravariotis both response with the same instinct:
"Just go in the house, so we did," Kravariotis said.
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