Dad’s plow makes him a hero at kids’ school

After the 2011 ice storm paralyzed metro Atlanta, Roger Panitch decided he wasn’t going to stuck like that again.

So he bought a snow plow. In Atlanta. Who’s laughing now?

“It was mostly for business reasons,” said Panitch, who owns College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving company.

But Panitch’s snow plow is being put to much more important use this week. After rescuing a stranded employee and a Fulton County bus driver overnight, Panitch was off Wednesday morning to pick up 20 children who took refuge at homes near The Epstein School in Sandy Springs, where they are students.

“Two couples took in 20 kids overnight,” Panitch said, including his two sons and daughter.

Now Panitch is bringing them home.

“It may take several trips,” he said, noting he can fit no more than four children in his truck at a time. “But I think we’ll get it done by the end of the day.”