- For the recurring background character also attired in a red shirt, see Boy with red shirt and blue pants.
When the bus was stranded, he left the bus because he did not want to die with the rest of his classmates. He promised to send help if he survived. However, upon leaving the bus, he was killed by the Big Black Scary Monster.
His remains were spat back onto the side of the bus, scaring the rest of the students. He still dies in the subsequent flashback for his death, but the students do not care because the monster gave them ice cream afterwards.
- The character is a reference to Star Trek, where characters in red shirts are treated as expendable characters, and often die.
- His shirt has the Enterprise mission patch and Star Trek commander rank markings on his sleeves.
- His death is a similar to the goat's death from Jurassic Park, where in the goat's leg is spat on to the Ford Explorer XLT tour vehicle after being eaten by a Tyrannosaurus rex.