School Bus Driver Fired for Facebook Post About Hungry Student
The actual people who work with our children care a lot more about them than the superintendents and city officials too busy firing people and closing schools to even notice them.
Bus driver Johnny Cook believed he was doing the right thing when he took to his personal Facebook page to recount the story of a middle school student who approached him to complain about having to go without lunch because he was 40 cents short on his pre-paid cafeteria account.
“This child is already on reduced lunch and we can’t let him eat. Are you kidding me?” Cook wrote in the post. “I’m certain there was leftover food thrown away today.”
Many agreed with Cook’s position, sharing his words tens thousands of times.
But his message also struck a negative chord with officials at Georgia’s Haralson County Middle School, who promptly let him go after he refused to take down the post and apologize.
… Meanwhile, Cook says he’s been receiving messages of support from parents all around the country who say the same thing happened to their child.