International Hijacked bus: Boy hero who saved children to be granted Italian citizenship lm7K5TBhmE March 27, 2019 Ramy Shehata, 13, managed to call his father and spoke to him in Arabic when 51 children were being held hostage on a bus. A 13-year-old boy hailed as a hero for helping saving his classmates when they had been abducted by a bus driver will be granted Italian citizenship. Ramy Shehata, who was born in Italy to Egyptian parents, managed to make a phone call to his father to alert him of the bus hijacking on the outskirts of Milan last week. Ramy hid his phone while others were confiscated, and called his father, speaking in Arabic and pretending he was praying.The man then called police, who were able to free the 51 children before the bus was set on fire. No child was hurt.