HOUSTON -- A group of school bus drivers in Houston have been disciplined for "misusing" 2-way radios to pray for a fellow bus driver who lost her 12-year-old in a car accident.
A few weeks ago, the 12-year-old girl died in a car accident in Houston. The girl's mother is also a HISD bus driver. Some of her fellow bus drivers decided to pray for her over their 2-way radios.
“This was the only thing we could do to support one another,” said Debra McDonald. “By praying to God.”
The drivers said they prayed for about 5 minutes and then continued their routes. Later that day, they received a write-up accusing them of violating district policy.
According to the bus drivers, they only turned to their radios to pray after a supervisor refused to provide them with a quiet room and a counselor to talk things over with. But the school district released a statement citing policy that said; “All radio communications are to be used for HISD purposes only, to ensure the safety of students and employees.”
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