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HISD School Bus Drivers Disciplined for Praying After Child's Death

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Houston ISD bus drivers came together to support a coworker and to protest a move by the school district.

Several drivers were reprimanded for praying with that coworker, after she lost a child. In response to that -- they're praying even more.

On December 16, a 12-year-old girl was struck by a car as she walked home from school in north Harris County. She would later die from her injuries. She was the daughter of an HISD bus driver, whose coworkers rallied around her.

Bus driver Cynthia Cormier said, "From a parent's point of view and from a grandparent's, prayer is the answer."

As news of the tragedy spread among the community of HISD school bus drivers, they spontaneously prayed for one of their own who was grieving. They joined not holding hands, but by using a back channel on the bus radio system.

Wretha Thomas, with the Educational Support Union, said, "Somebody else heard it and called in and reported it to the administration and they chose to write them up."

At least five drivers had disciplinary letters laced in their personnel files. They were told the use of school equipment for private purposes is a violation of policy.

Tuesday, in front of the HISD administration building, the workers were joined by ministers.

"There are a number of ways to have this resolved from the preachers and pastors who are very concerned," said Rev. Robert Gilmore, with Houston Ministers Against Crime.

This prayer asked that the reprimands would be removed from files.

"That you'll erase it off the bus drivers' records, God," prayed Dennis Campbell with the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church. "Lord, that you'll bless these bus drivers for blessing you, God."

"We ask not for special favors, simply for justice," prayed Reverend Bill Lawson with the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. "And we ask that you will see to it that the jobs and the reputations of those who have been written up will be looked after and that somehow they should be fairly treated."

The union says the drivers were not suspended and they did not lose any pay. However, a note in the file could impact their ability to drive buses during the summer months.

Some of the incoming HISD board members say they plan to speak to the superintendent about the policy.

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Just another case of one side bashing another. Is it so hard to let people be? How bitter does a person have to be to "tattle" on a coworker for praying because he/she just lost a child. Stupid, butthurt coworker just trying to punish people for being religious.

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thats retarded. let people believe and practice however they want within reason without hurting anyone

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Fuck your religious bull shit. Good. Fire the cunt

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its not her fault she was brainwashed at a young age

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WTF is the world coming to when you can't even pray if you so chose. I'm not saying I would pray with them, but I think they have the right to pray if they so chose without any form of reprimand.

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Fuck your religious bull shit. Good. Fire the cunt
dumb cunt

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If prayer works so well and god takes care of his own, why did she die in the first place? Prayer is some dumb shit as far as I'm concerned. The following statement deserves a special fucktard award

"That you'll erase it off the bus drivers' records, God," prayed Dennis Campbell with the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church."

Now, that I would like to see! God stretches out his mighty hand and makes the paperwork in the folders just disappear. It would be the mightiest miracle since the loaves and the fishes, lol!

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If prayer works so well and god takes care of his own, why did she die in the first place? Prayer is some dumb shit as far as I'm concerned. The following statement deserves a special fucktard award

"That you'll erase it off the bus drivers' records, God," prayed Dennis Campbell with the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church."

Now, that I would like to see! God stretches out his mighty hand and makes the paperwork in the folders just disappear. It would be the mightiest miracle since the loaves and the fishes, lol!
Prayer never did anything for me.

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Re: HISD School Bus Drivers Disciplined for Praying After Child's Death

what the hell is wrong with people today? someone lost a child so they do a quick prayer through radio... big woopity doo. let them be. its not like they were demanding people to listen.

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