Sunday, October 23, 2016
A Viewer Writes: Bullying by a public school bus driver
This story needs to be shared. Parents, teachers and the adults we trust to be a good role model for our children. This is my granddaughter, she's 15 years old and is in high school. Today her bus driver changed her seat on the bus home. She's an amazing young lady, however, she has Albinism. This is a genetic disorder where both parents must carry the gene. It affects her skin color and hair color with no pigmentation. But it also affects her eyes. Without pigmentation she can't see like we do. So, back to the bus. When she got on the bus to come home, after trying to memorize the boy the driver sat her next to all day in school, she couldn't find her seat, or the boy with the jacket. He had removed his jacket during the day. So she stood in the aisle for a few moments until the bus driver yells " ARE YOU STUPID! CAN'T YOU SEE HE IS RIGHT THERE!!" The entire bus was full of students. I am 100% furious about this. She's above average in every class, even taking architecture through Salisbury University. Now, my beautiful granddaughter does not want to go to school anymore. Her demeanor and personality has completely changed. This bus driver's name is Ms. Laws for Wicomico County Schools. And she needs to not be around our children! This child is the sweetest, kind, funny and smartest of any child I know. Even drawing attention to WBOC on a special story called 'skin deep' . Her Albinism IS only skin deep but ignorant comments and belittling people leave deep, deep scars.
at 10/23/2016 06:00:00 AM