9 heroic teens and their incredible acts of bravery [Updated]

These high schoolers came to the aid of car crash victims and fended off violent attackers. What were you doing after puberty hit?

When two drunk men tried to swim in a Connecticut river, but then began to drown, 14-year-old Gordon Arnette didn't waste a moment.
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Teenagers get a bad rap. They're pigeonholed as being rude, having poor hygiene, and only thinking about themselves. But not all high schoolers fall into the stereotype. Through their selfless actions, facing circumstances that could make even Superman cower, these teens rise above the riffraff to become heroes. Here, a rundown of their incredible tales:

1. The prom-bound teens who came to the aid of car-crash victims

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