Middle School Kids Left Stranded After Racist Bus Driver Forced Them Off Bus
According to WDAY reports, a Minnesota bus driver is being investigated by Moorhead schools after allegedly leaving a bus full of middle school students by the side of the road after forcing them off the vehicle. The students say he also used racial slurs against them.
One of the students, Horizon Middle Schooler Deshanna Dotson says around 4:15 Tuesday, the driver left her and 20 or so classmates at the 2500 block of 12th Avenue South, telling them to walk home.
“He said, you guys can get off my bus and walk home. I’m not driving you guys home,” said Deshanna Dotson, student. “He called us the ‘N word” when we got off the bus,” said Dotson.
“It was kind of in a scary area, too.”
“He dropped them off in the industrial park. It’s not a safe area, there’s no sidewalks to walk on,” said Stacy Olson, Deshanna’s mother. “If you can’t control yourself for the little time you do drive the bus, then you shouldn’t be working there,” said Olson.
“At no point, even if the children were bad, should they have been called any racist name,” said Olson.
We are inclined to agree… Even Bebe’s Kids don’t deserve to be exposed to racism or treatment like that. Children are children.
Moorhead Schools Superintendent Lynne Kovash says the school was notified around 4:30 p.m.
“We did find that there were students that were misbehaving on the bus. I think the bus driver just kind of got fed up,” Kovash said, adding that the driver wasn’t an employee with Moorhead Schools.
“It was with one of our contracted companies,” said Kovash.
Olson said the bus company called her to apologize but she has yet to hear anything from the school. Meanwhile officials have already filed reports into the matter but say there will be further investigation. Kovash says the bus driver will no longer be driving for Moorhead Schools.