Target: Lori Swanson, Minnesota Attorney General
Goal: Charge the bus driver who allegedly called middle schoolers a racist term then left them in an industrial park.
A bus driver in Moorhead, Minnesota, is accused of calling a group of middle schoolers the n-word then kicking them off the bus and leaving them stranded alone in an industrial park. Not only is this incredibly racist, but it put the lives of these children at risk. Demand this bus driver be charged for reportedly abandoning these children.
Horizon Middle School student DeShanna Dotson says her bus driver kicked her and 20 other students off the bus and refused to take them home. The driver left the kids in an unsafe industrial area with no sidewalks.
To make matters worse, Moorhead Schools Superintendent Lynne Kovash says some kids were misbehaving and the bus driver was probably just fed up, as if this justifies calling kids racial slurs and abandoning the responsibility of getting them home safely.
Moorhead Schools says the bus driver is a contractor and not a direct employee of the school system and will no longer be driving for the schools. To relieve this person of their contract is not enough; Demand the bus driver be charged with endangering the lives of these students.
Dear Attorney General Swanson,
A bus driver for Moorhead Schools in your state is accused of calling middle schoolers the n-word before refusing to drive them home and dropping them off at a dangerous industrial park. While the bus driver will no longer work for the school system, more must be done about this sickening behavior.
A bus driver should be stable enough to handle misbehaving children without calling them names and throwing them off the bus in an unsafe area. I demand you charge this bus driver with putting these children in danger.
[Your Name Here]
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