Thursday, November 19, 2009

Really? Really?!?

Maggie's bus driver got fired. Yep, fired. From driving a bus. She didn't crash. She wasn't late. In fact, it wasn't anything like that. According to the school principal that I talked with this morning, the kids were never "in any kind of danger".

Unless you count pornography as danger.

I do.

Yep, the bus driver, we'll call her Miss May, got fired for allegedly showing kids on the bus pornographic images on her cell phone. Go Miss May. How completely awesome of you to think that innocent minds awaiting an influx of knowledge from the days classes would instead like to fill that space with rotten images of, and I'm speculating here, your 300 pound butt and probably acne scarred cleavage.

You rule.

And just so you know, Maggie will not be riding the bus anymore. I don't care who the bus driver is. I'm obviously leery about letting any adult be alone with 6 Kindergartners on a big vehicle for approximately 20 minutes of unsupervised time. Call me crazy.

And I'm just putting this out there, call me crazy or not, whatever. I'm totally considering Home School. I know, but this is just one of many catalysts that has turned my thinking in that direction. If Sean was on board, I would do it in a second. But let's not debate that here. I'll do another post about that.

Let's focus on the slime ball Miss May that took it upon herself to make parents like me worry even more than they had to 1 day ago. Thanks for that.

Post edit: Here is the link to the story. Oh, and you get to see her lovely face!

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DAY said...

i'm with you all the way! home school or not to home school? i find myself asking that question almost weekly. the corrupted things kids learn at such young ages, makes me sick...and even more so when it's pushed in my dd's face :) but where do we get started? if you were to start next week, what would you do? the bus driver thing is really creepy and hopefully prosecution is on it's way.

Kalli Ko said...

Home school doesn't freak me out as much as you'd think, in fact, If I had the patience for it I'd probably be all for it. I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

And ew about the bus driver. Triple ew freakout city.

Shannon Watson said...

I'd be glad to help either (or both :D ) of you get started. It's not as scary or hard as you think. :)

Tami Allred said...

I have a huge bowling ball size sickness in my stomach after reading this. I'm in shock. We pay big bucks out here in taxes for good schools and this happens. What have my kids gone through that I don't know about? I've been to the h.s. several times and it is sick. (I know there are good kids but the slimeballs seem to stand out.)Goes for the teachers as well. Now bus drivers. who would have thought? I'm so sorry for these kids.

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Dan D said...

What a wretched HAG! I can't believe that!!!! I don't blame you for leaning more towards Home Schooling!

bet[c] said...

When my kids were little, I couldn't imagine homeschooling. Now I would do it in a heartbeat. I already homeschool one child. I'm debating on the others. (One begs to be homeschool, another pleads not to. The last just wants to have lots of friends to play with.)

Honestly, I get more worried about the older ones going to high school. I hear more and more about the kinds of things that the kids here are exposed to every day and I just cringe. I don't want to have my children deal with that kind of thing.

I hope they do more than fire the bus driver. That is awful.

Nurse Heidi said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!! Oh that just gives me the willies! I know you can't shield your kids from everything, but geez... :(.

Michaela Stephens said...

Have you had a talk with your children about what to do if an adult shows them pictures like that? If you teach them what to do so that they know what to do, then that will prepare them for whatever is thrown at them.

Now would probably be a good time to talk to them about movies and music and all kinds of other things too.

Amber said...

I don't even know what to say. That is beyond disturbing. BEYOND. Ugh, I guess I need to have a talk with Maya in case something like that happens (or heaven forbid, has already happened).

ClistyB said...

lighten up ya prude.

nikkipicky said...

LMAO!! Clisty B...just made me laugh big time.

It's a scary world out there....Sadly our kids have to learn to live in it sometime. We just have to prepare them for anyting. (I wouldn't let my kindergartener ride the bus with only one adult either...maybe the district should consider a bus aide, so there are two adults. Mom's could even take turns riding the bus to school each day)

Steve and Tina said...

WOW! Seriously?!

grannybabs said...

Too bad that one lousy bus driver wipes out all the wonderful bus drivers out there who not only do a great job, but often go the extra mile.

As a public school teacher, my objection to home schooling is that it takes some of the best kids out of the system. And the system needs that quality to benefit those who don't have all the advantages you do. It's an obligation we have as good citizens - at least to my way of thinking.

I have friends who homeschool and their kids are great. I have other friends who homeschool and their kids are sadly lacking. I never even considered it. I can do roomfuls of kids all day long - but not my own kids!

And it is important to teach kids how to speak up when they see things that are not right.

m&m'spieces said...

I have quite a bias against homeschooling as I am sure you can guess...I think if you teach your kids how to deal with issues they are more likely to be able to handle tough situations later in life. You know, you won't always be able to take them out of situations, so it is better to teach them how to deal with them and or people! Love ya!! Plus let's face it! Lots of homeschooled kids are really really socially backwards!!